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Washington, DC: Henri Samuel Lecture at Hillwood Museum

“I always admired his perfect taste.” –Hubert de Givenchy

Acclaimed for his mastery of historic design, Henri Samuel is considered one of the most important French interior designers of the twentieth century.  His private and jet-setting clientele included the Rothschild family, Jayne Wrightsman, Valentino,and Marjorie Merriwether Post’s daughter Eleanor Barzin as well as museums such as Versailles and the Metropolitan Museum. Through interiors for himself and others, Samuel strove to cultivate an art de vivre so refined that it reminded many of an eighteenth century gentleman. Design historian Emily Evans Eerdmans will discuss Samuel’s groundbreaking and inspiring interiors, beginning with his first job assisting Stéphane Boudin of Jansen in the 1920s through postwar Paris society and into the go-go 80s.

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