-- Interior Design, 7/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
The worlds of interiors and clothing collided—and socialized—at Cocktails, Conversation, Fall Preview. Hosted by Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen at the New York showroom of her fashion-designer friend Yeohlee Teng, the evening was a celebration of Teng's talents and a way to introduce her to Allen's long list of other friends. The showroom quickly turned into a communal fitting room as guests eagerly tried on samples from 2009's Yeohlee collections.
Good Luck, Not Good-Bye
Herman Miller without Hilda Longinotti? It's hard to imagine, but the company's A&D liaison—and sometime model—brought her celebrated career to a close. Friends gathered at the New York showroom to toast her professional odyssey and the infectious affection she always showed for the industry she served. But put away your handkerchiefs—Hilda has already embarked on a multicity national speaking tour on behalf of her former employer.
1.Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen and fashion designer Yeohlee Teng.
2.Interior Design Hall of Fame member Gisue Hariri.
3. EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect's Robin Elmslie Osler reliving her modeling days.
4. Teng with her 50 new friends.
5. Hall of Famer Kitty Hawks.
6. LOT-EK principal Ada Tolla and Parallel Design principal Ali Tayar.
7. Textile designer Elizabeth Whelan.
8. Artist Bobbi Van.
9. Teng's silk organza Rectangle top.
10. Vintage Herman Miller ads with Hilda Longinotti reclining on George Nelson's Marshmallow sofa.
11.Interior Design Hall of Fame member Lou Switzer.
12. Hall of Famers Neville Lewis and Carolyn Iu.
13. Hall of Famer Scott Bromley with Longinotti.
14. Resplendent after 34 years at Herman Miller.
15. Gensler senior associate Randy Fahey and Cubellis A/R Environetics principal David Rush.
16. Hall of Famer Margo Grant Walsh and Dorset Designs president Lovejoy Duryea.
17. IMG Fashion senior vice president Fern Mallis and Hall of Famer Lella Vignelli.
18. Perkins Eastman principal Elisabeth Post-Marner, FXFowle Architects senior partner Guy Geier, and Marner Architecture's Larry Marner.