Lifestyle & Belief

Andree Putman, French interior designer, dead at 87


This picture taken on January 10, 2006, shows Andree Putman (second from right) posing with French designer Philippe Stark (left), photographer Vanessa Beecroft and Louis Vuitton's then-President Yves Carcelle.

Internationally acclaimed French interior designer Andrée Putman died on Saturdayd at her home in Paris, Le Monde reported. She was 87.

The Agence France-Presse published a long list of Putman’s achievements, including the 1984 revamp of the Morgans hotel on Madison Avenue in New York and the overhaul of the interior of the Concorde supersonic jet 10 years later.

Putman also created shop interiors for top fashion designers, including Karl Lagerfield, Azzedine Alaia and Yves Saint Laurent, the Women’s Wear Daily reported.

Putman began her career as a messenger girl for the women's magazine "Femina."

She later set up her own design firm, Ecart, after divorcing her husband, the art dealer Jacques Putman, in the late 1970s, the AFP said.

Her career subsequently took off and she became what her daughter Olivia described as a “style ambassador in spite of herself.”

In the late 1990s, Putman split from Ecart and set up another firm in her own name.

In an interview with The New York Times in 2000, she said: "It was my second divorce. Both were terrible." 

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