In the Snow Is Falling Hot Cocoa Is Calling Christmas 2020 Sweatshirt Apart from…,I will love this early ’80s, the Basses moved to Manhattan, where they acquired a soaring-ceilinged Rosario Candela apartment at 960 Fifth Avenue, and Anne, a dimpled blonde beauty, was soon a star in the city’s social and cultural firmament. Although she disdained the spotlight, she was always exquisitely dressed with quiet but imaginative elegance in haute couture by designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Emanuel Ungaro, and subsequently John Galliano at Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, and Jean Paul Gaultier. (Many of her couture masterworks have been gifted to the Metropolitan Museum’s Anna Wintour Costume Center through the years.) Anne spent four years at 960 Fifth Avenue working with the decorator Mark Hampton, a fellow Indiana native and a courtly perfectionist with Anglophile tastes, to create one of the most remarkable and distinguished residential spaces in the city. He and Anne decided to retain the apartment’s classical 1920s architecture. “The vocabulary is traditional,” Anne explained, “and it would have been a sin to remove it and make it totally modern.”
In the Snow Is Falling Hot Cocoa Is Calling Christmas 2020 Sweatshirt Apart from…,I will love this living room, Anne matched a brace of joyous orange and yellow Rothkos (Shades of Red, 1961, and Number 1, 1962) on either side of a door that framed a moody Monet nocturne of London’s Houses of Parliament, and was placed as an eye-catcher over a dead center Georgian mantelpiece in the mirrored dining room (where more Miesian chairs had come to rest). On the opposite wall of the vast living room, an amber-color Morris Louis completed the sunset effect. Between them a suave arrangement of George II furniture, stripped of its water gilding and quietly upholstered in oyster damask, was set on a late 18th-century Axminster carpet, with flowers blooming on an earth-color ground. The fresh flowers were usually pale and invariably perfect: A brilliant but indiscreet florist once confided that nosegays of lily of the valley were dispatched and replaced the moment they threatened to show signs of fatigue.