Sunday, June 23, 2019

My Profile of Mary Fox Linton for Architectural Digest

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mary Fox Linton, the "grande dame of interior design," and writing about her for Architectural Digest's digital platform AD Pro. Fox Linton, age 88, was in New York for a brief visit, and I had the chance to hear her speak on a professional panel and then sit down to talk with her afterwards. I found the patrician Englishwoman to be deliciously funny and unorthodox and refreshingly un-grand-dame-like.
You can read the story online here (register with AD Pro for access) or you can read a pdf version here. I hope you enjoy!


Gail, northern California said...

That was wonderful, Bart!

She resembles actress Patricia Neal and must have been a stunner in her younger days---although from the way you described her ensemble for the conference, she's still turning heads. That amazing woman could write a book about her life, her loves, her incredible career. A woman ahead of her time with her modernistic approach in design, and the ability to convince clients on her own.

What fun you must have had with that interview.

Bart Boehlert said...

Hi Gail, Thanks for your observations - I did have fun! I loved the unexpected things she had to say.