22 Dec 2011
avatar Author: Nicky Haslam

It was thrilling, last month, to receive a call from Margaret Russell, the Editor in Chief of ‘Architectural Digest’, telling me the secret news that I had been selected by the magazine as one of the 100 greatest designers in the World……

Secret that is until Margaret’s recent dazzling party at the Guggenheim Museum on 5th avenue in New York,  for the other 99 nominated. Every dec was on hand to celebrate, from the greats like Stephen Sills and Juan Montoya to David Collins and John Porson, the other Englishmen on the 100 list.  It was wonderful to see my beloved friend Aileen Mehle, whose ‘Suzy Knickerbocker’ column was required reading all the years I lived in Manhattan, and Martha Stewart who so sweetly had me on her show when my autobiography “Redeeming Features” was published, and Mario Buatta who used to come to my ranch in Arizona a lifetime ago.

My partner, Colette van den Thillart  who’d flown in from Toronto where we are setting up a North American office, turned heads by wearing a velvet dress printed with the glistening stones of a grotto, appropriately surreal in such a setting as the Guggenheim 100.

6 Responses to “Blog 100”

  1. avatar Anna Cunningham says:

    Congratulations….your incredible talent and style have inspired me as a student of interior design. Interior design students at my school need people like you……you are school of opulence….wish you and Colette would open a summmer school for us college students.

  2. avatar Colette says:

    Funny Anna…i am always saying we should do exactly that!! thank you both for your kind wishes. xx

  3. avatar linda says:

    Top Man, AD Top 100, you are de tops!

  4. Absolutely NOT surprised. ArchDigest would undergo severe reader revolt if you had not been included!
    From a longtime fan….

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