Monday, February 11, 2013
Inspired by Sofia Coppola's excellent mini-doc of Lee Radziwill for The New York Times, I decided to revisit some old favorite "Lee" images in my archive. While I was doing some additional research to round out an homage to her, I discovered something even more pressing - pictures of her houses from the last few decades. She had many houses, from many phases of her life, during the administration of many husbands, throughout a handful of countries. There's the London flat in the 60's, the 17th century Queen Anne house called "Turville" in Oxfordshire, England, the New York City penthouse duplex on Fifth Avenue, the smaller apartment a bit later on Park Avenue, and her most recent flat in Paris. Many houses, spanning many decades. Yet there are pictures from each place in this post, and shown together they show a concise history: a love of print (mostly florals and paisleys), and a combination of formality and freedom, traditional and bohemian. The overall effect? Beyond chic.
Posted by Amanda Brooks at 3:38 PM