I suggest all of you fashionistas run out and pick up this book that chronicles the history of fashion through the life of Eleanor Lambert during many important decades in New York City.
It all started with fun cocktails at one of my very favorite furniture showrooms in Soho. I received this lovely invitation from the New Traditionalist (if you've ever been privy to their famous soirees you know the spirits and festivities are creative and flowing -- Jason Embry is the cocktail maestro) to attend a roundtable discussion about this newly released book that chronicles Eleanor Lambert and her rise in the fashion world. Her former assistant John A. Tiffany wrote the story and he gives us an insider's glimpse of this fascinating world and the many designers who surrounded Miss Lambert. He brings us an intimate portrayal, as well as a valuable historical archive of her place in fashion. Still Here graces my coffee table now in my emerald green living room in the same neighborhood that Miss Lambert lived, and illuminates the space with beautiful photography and stories taking the reader through decades of fashion and New York history -- bravo to John Tiffany for capturing it altogether in one place for us to cherish, as if a historical document of New York City style/fashion and society. I was immediately smitten when during the roundtable her dearest friends shared personal moments with us. Good friend decorator, The Prince of Chintz himself, Mario Buatta told many funny, melancholy stories about his affection for Miss Lambert.
the designs of talented Geoffrey Beene
all fashion photography on Nest by Tamara is published in Still Here and provided by Eleanor Lambert: Still Here © 2011 Pointed Leaf Press
Courtesy: Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY, FIT Library Dept. of Special Collections and FIT Archives