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Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa

James Andrew in the Oscar de la Renta room at the Lee Jofa showroom. The photo is by Justin Williams.

I often look to a time in the second half of the twentieth century when highly sought after premier decorator firms like Parish Hadley were practically given free reign to produce the most unique yet richly timeless “good life” interiors for their equally in demand, ultra chic clients.

While I worked as a decorator at Parish Hadley, we constantly sought out innovative new materials, making unexpected use of varied styles to create exciting and original rooms. The new collection of fabrics by Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa is a celebration of this kind of decoration – with wonderfully sophisticated satins – Ikat, crewel work, prints and embroideries – and all very much an extension of the kind of play on patterns, textures, and fabrics we’ve come to expect in the Oscar de la Renta line of clothing.

Termez Crewel

I’ve always been enthralled by the de la Renta homes, and they’ve been an endless source of inspiration for me on many of my own project. And so it goes without saying that I’m thrilled with this new collection and can’t wait to incorporate many of these textiles into my new projects. Why not join me in bringing back a bit of this old school sophistication to interior decoration!

I’m sporting a wedgewood blue cotton corduroy jacket and gray flannel pants both by Gucci, Turnbull and Asser white and green striped cotton shirt with french cuffs, antique moonstone cuff links, Gucci python belt with silver buckle, teal, green, and blue silk pocket square and brown suede and leather tasseled loafers by Tom Ford. My fragrance is Creed Bois du Portugal. Photo Justin Williams.

Abyssinia embroidery.


  1. DeanFarris says:

    Dear James,

    Oscar de la Renta is a genius, did you know that Elizabeth Arden launched his career in America ? I can see why Bunny and John built in Punta Cana – the pure elegance of the man is like an atmosphere, remember his Connecticut place with Francoise ? You look amazing in this image by Justin – and I love your country in the city look. I dressed exactly that way when I worked on Bella Vista in Southport for David and Shirley Johnston. Imagine ME, riding up in the Rolls ! Those were the days ! Thanks for sharing the new collection from Lee/Jofa.

    Dean *****

  2. Christian Fuchs says:

    Amazing portrait! Justin is a great photographer!



  3. Lola Montes says:

    Me encanta Oscar de la Renta, tiene un gusto exquisito. Hermosas telas!



  4. Tom Cavendish says:

    love your wedgewood blue jacket!

  5. Pink Cinnamon says:

    love the Oscar de la Renta Room, it´s fabtastic!

  6. Monaco Girl says:

    Thank you for sharing so much beauty with us my dear James!

  7. The aristocratic Ones says:

    You look stunning dear James!

  8. Wonderful post James! It was a pleasure to work with you on this assignment.

  9. Such a great room. I simply love the wall color and of course the new fabrics. And your choice for the outfit is smashing as usual.

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