Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Andree Putman: 1925-2013

Andrée Putman, the "grande dame" of design, died in the age of 87. Introduced to American audiences with the renovation of hotel Morgans on Madison Avenue, exhibiting her clear, astute, elegant style, Putman brought in a new modernity in the world of interior design. Her chief characteristics in her work were luminosity and spaciousness. Her aphorisms are inimitable. ""Unless you have a feeling for that secret knowledge that modest things can be more beautiful than anything expensive, you will never have style."

In honor of her opus, there is going to be a review of her eponymous fragrance Preparation Parfumée Andrée Putman on these pages shortly. Stay tuned!


  1. M,

    indeed. Thanks for joining in this sad remembrance.

  2. Miss Heliotrope23:43

    & what a quote - going against everything that is mainstream in modern (& whatever the current term for first world) fashion/style/etc thinking...

  3. Exactly!

    I think this IS a Parisian thinking (not flaunting the expensive but relishing the good value for money, style over labels)! I very much like this train of thought. Craftsmanship and uniqueness is more important than status buying.


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