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Legendary Lessons: Christophe de Menil is Outstanding, Excellent, Etc…

About Christophe de Menil

Christophe de Menil, Artist and Fashion Designer

Designer Christophe de Menil was born in France, and raised in Houston amidst the legendary collection of her parents, John and Dominique de Menil. At a young age Miss de Menil became well known for wearing the work of renowned designers, including fashion icon Madame Gres. Since her teens, Miss de Menil has also been a steady friend and patron of contemporary artists, architects and designers, including Matisse, Le Corbusier, Barnett Newman, de Kooning, Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Mark di Suvero, Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, Luis Barragán, Tadao Ando, among many, many others. Inspired by these outstanding people, Miss de Menil established herself as a notable costume designer, producing work for Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, and Robert Wilson. While collaborating with Wilson she also created jewelry with the extraordinary Claude Lalanne.


Miss de Menil’s designs are a distillation of these remarkable collaborations and friendships, and her jewelry and clothing design hold the echoes of an immersion in the great theater costume departments of Europe: Munich’s Kammerspiele, Rotterdam’s National Theater, the Chatelet in Paris, Amsterdam’s Opera House, Rome’s Teatro dell’ Opera, Sicily’s Summer Festival in Gibellina. Contact


The Outstanding, quite undeniably legendary, Christophe de Menil (Right), with mode (left)l, as seen, and profiled, in W magazine. Image via W magazine.

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Conversations On A Banquette: Véronique Leroy

“My collection is for a woman who thinks, works, who is intellectual, such as architects, lawyers, women working in galleries, curators, who know about fashion and analyze it,” said Paris-based Belgian designer Véronique Leroy when The Excellent People recently caught up with her for a quick, non-analytical conversation. “It doesn’t concern trend followers.” What else did the Outstandingly Excellent Véronique Leroy have to say?  To read the full interview, please click HERE. (Downloadable PDF)

Conversatons On A Banquette: Veronique Leroy. Image via Pressing, Paris.

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Presenting Plato’s Atlantis, the Spring/Summer 2010 collection by reportedly Excellent designer Alexander McQueen.

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Presenting His Excellency Mr. Nicholas (Nicky) Ponsonby Haslam, perennial, ubiquitous, international party boy who is currently the celebrated author of  Redeeming Features, the long-in-demand memoir of his incontrovertibly Excellent life, recently, amusingly, perhaps accurately, detailed in the occasionally Excellent Vanity Fair.


Image via the Excellent Jonathan Becker for Vanity Fair

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