Troy was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Her life took a turn when the CEO of a famous Baltimore department store asked her to be FASHION DIRECTOR— which in itself was a new concept.
She then became FASHION MERCHANDISE DIRECTOR at Bullocks Wilshire in Los Angeles. The NEW YORK TIMES named Troy one of the top five FASHION DIRECTORS in the United States. With an eye for the classic she helped launch such lines as VERSACE, FERRE, RAFAEL SANCHEZ, & SONIA RYKIEL to name a few at Bullocks Wilshire.
In the 1980s Troy opened TROY on El Paseo Drive the “Rodeo Drive” of Palm Desert. She continues her iconic image of classic timeless fashion for women.