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27 September 2012

The Secret is out: Fabulous Dead People is back

One of my favorite reads by one of my favorite writers has found a new home.  You can now find Christopher Petkanas' "Fabulous Dead People" online at W magazine.  While clearly I resonate to Petkanas' (or better known as Monsieur du Panier by his intimates) subject, it is his fearlessness to tell the unvarnished truth like it T-I-is that is a rarity in these days of PR puff pieces.

Click here to read about his latest FDP, Hélène Rochas, the inspiration behind several of her husband Marcel's fragrances and a client of Mme Castaing incidentally.  Then visit the Christie's sale happening right this minute to view the grand goût français contents of her rue Barbet de Jouy flat.

Rochas' dining room, with one of six trompe l'oeil panels of famille verte Chinese porcelain painted by Alexandre Serebriakoff, lot 20, visible.


The Devoted Classicist said...

I had already spied the six Alexandre Serebriakof trompe l'oeil panels from the dining room. How chic!

Reggie Darling said...

Dear EEE: How divine Mr. P is back in action. I raced to his current W piece and was enchanted. And I became green with envy, too, for a dining room decorated with Serebriakof panels! Might there be a monograph on AS in your arsenal? Please!!! Reggie

The Peak of Chic said...

So happy to hear that Petkanas' column has a new home. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it while it was on T Magazine's site.

Pigtown*Design said...

I had such a fun dinner with you and Chris in Baltimore, and always looked forward to the Dead People columns after that. So pleased to see that they are back!

Lynne Rutter | the Ornamentalist said...

how nice to have that column back in action- and how nice to have your blog back in action, too! And those trompe l/oeil panels are fabulous.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Yes, but the bigger news seems to be that EEE is back? Two posts in one week? All is right with the world.

But glad to know. He was one of the few bright spots in the otherwise recherche 'T'