George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic: A Lecture with Author Maureen Footer

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sun, May 18, 2014

Venue: The Mount

2 Plunkett St., Lenox, MA 01240



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In the 1930s, George Stacey shot to prominence with projects for fashion high-priestess Diana Vreeland and commissions for socialites with last names such as Astor, Paley, Harriman, and Whitney. His work--avidly covered at the time by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, House & Garden and Town & Country--defined American chic. The irreverence of his designs, combined with erudition, a flair for color, and an innate grasp of balance, scale, and proportion, produced rooms that were surprising and sophisticated. Footer will discuss in her lecture how Stacey truly did continue and extend the ideas of The Decoration of Houses in a way that fit the modern American aesthetic of the 20th century. This lecture is $12 for the general public and $10 for Mount members.

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