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  1. Mistress of Discipline Naomi Leff refuses to be pigeonholed by one style. “People live so differently in different climates that everything I do depends on the geography and, obviously, on the...
  2. “I’m a modernist at heart, absolutely,” says Charles Gwathmey, who names Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, and James Stirling as his influences. “Modernism means being part of a creative continuum. It’s the...
  3. Site for Sore Eyes “Your neighbor is the enemy—who knows what he’s going to build—so I always tell clients to buy land at the edge of a national park,” says Hugh Newell Jacobsen , who has been...
  4. Alexander Gorlin has tackled a variety of projects since establishing his own New York architecture practice in 1987, but when he traveled west to Colorado to design a house outside Denver (Home Tour...
  5. With little interest in the mass market, Martin Dingman left the presidency and creative helm of Cole Haan accessories just before the Maine leather goods company was purchased by Nike. Dingman...
  6. Signing Bonus Consolidation in the luxury field may worry purists, but it has benefited American pen enthusiasts. Since Richemont, owner of Cartier and Montblanc, acquired Montegrappa in January,...
  7. George Glasgow and John Carnera never worked for George Cleverley, the late venerable British bespoke shoemaker under whose signature they now produce men’s bespoke footwear. In fact, they met their...
  8. Finishing Touches Silvano Lattanzi wants it known that he uses genuine, top-grade cordovan leather in his new footwear collection. The bespoke shoemaker located in Sant’Elpidio a Mare, Italy, feels...
  9. In 1995, American fashion’s Renaissance man Ralph Lauren decided to build on his clubby aristocratic image by introducing a premium-priced collection of men’s suits and sport coats. To set this...
  10. Midas Touch Tom Ford’s creative vision and marketing acumen put Gucci back on the map and 4 million shares of the company’s stock in his pocket when the 81-year-old Italian luxury brand was delivered...

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