Bunny Mellon Style
This fascinating story of an American type icon Bunny Mellon, an artwork collector and philanthropist along with her husband Paul Mellon, reveals how her type developed and the way she grew to become a self-confident, hands-on designer of houses and gardens in a privileged world.
“Everyone copies her, everyone references her, including me.” ―Tory Burch, from the Foreword.
“To be blasé about Bunny Mellon should make you resign from whatever business you are in.” ―Billy Baldwin, from Billy Baldwin: An Autobiography.
Bunny Mellon Style is the intimate story of one of the unintentionally influential ladies of twentieth-century design. Learn how her type developed, have a look contained in the household houses she designed, get the flavour of her collaborations with French designers of style and jewellery, and start to know her huge and lasting affect on the world of design.
Original analysis by the authors uncovered Mrs. Mellon’s private writings and correspondences. They talked with individuals who knew her, who have been employed by her, and who hung out in her residence and gardens. From printed works, they extracted details about private relationships between Mrs. Mellon and Jackie Kennedy Onasis, designers Billy Baldwin, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and extra. Blending tales and accounts from such all kinds of viewpoints leads to a singular perspective of this extraordinary lady who moved within the higher echelon of society however most popular to not be observed within the public eye. This guide reveals Mrs. Mellon’s type in furnishings, artwork, and collectibles; her dietary habits and penchant for picnics; her private funding in designing each facet of her houses, secondary buildings, and gardens. Come away with the best regard for a lady who was disciplined and self-taught, who liked studying from historic texts, who was achieved in myriad methods, and who was as totally unpretentious and down-to-earth.
A foreword by her grandson Thomas Lloyd is each stunning and heat.
An abundance of images is used, together with skilled and archival pictures, watercolors, whimsical hand drawings, and sketches.
Publisher:Gibbs Smith (November 2, 2021)
Item Weight:2 kilos
Dimensions:10 x 12 inches