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2011 August 30

Arch. Digest's Stylish October Issue Debuts

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(NEW YORK) Bicoastal design denizens, rejoice! The October issue of Architectural Digest hits N.Y.C. and L.A. newsstands today—and there’s some serious chicness in the pages of this refined Conde glossy’s first full-fledged fashion issue since October 1994, entitled  “Great Design from Style Insiders.” It’s the tenth issue since Margaret Russell became editor-in-chief of the 91-year-old shelter title, and the mag is looking très swank.

A cadre of major industry players get some ink in the issue, which came together "through kismet and like a puzzle, because ideas come to you in different ways," Russell told The Daily. Simon Doonan interviews Barneys CEO Mark Lee and his longtime partner, KCD PR powerhouse co-president Ed Filipowski, at their Chelsea penthouse for the cover story. “It’s a fabulous apartment, and they’ve done a marvelous  job—every inch of it is really polished and well thought-out,” Russell said of Lee and Filipowski’s apartment.

Also inside, there are delicious at-home visits with a fashionable cast of characters: former Vanity Fair fashion director Anne McNally’s Paris apartment, and ad man and CNBC host Donny Deutch’s art-saturated UES townhouse, to name a few. Plus, dynamo photog duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin’s Gotham loft—“such an interesting and quirky space,” according to Russell.

Also look out for jewelry designer (and former Town & Country contributing editor) Elizabeth Locke’s stylishly quaint Virginia farmhouse. Want more sumptuous peeks into the interior lives of style arbiters galore? Check out the palatial 16th century Tuscany estate belonging to the luxe linen purveyors of the Pratesi family, plus a Q&A with Karl Lagerfeld. On the design-saturated docket as well: the mag returns to shoot couturier James Gallanos’ Hollywood abode, described by Russell as a “ very sophisticated space that’s a little dark and moody,” and there's a peek into John Truex and Richard Lambertson’s Sutton Place spread. The issue will arrive on newsstands nationally next Tuesday.

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