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The Frick Collection Celebrates 75 Years

James Andrew at The Frick. photo: Christine Butler.

James Andrew at The Frick. photo: Christine Butler.

As one might imagine, The Frick Collection Garden Party was a smashing success with 100’s gathered to celebrate and support this most glamorous of institutions. This was a truly one of a kind event, but not to fret if you missed this glorious gala. There is still plenty of time to celebrate! They continue to feature a special cabinet exhibition, “From Mansion to Museum” which includes many fine large scale architectural elevations as well as photographs documenting the mansion and surrounding grounds as they underwent their 1930’s transformation from stately private home to what we now know as The Frick. The show highlights the sensitivity with which the first Board of Trustees as well as the architect John Russell Pope (1873-1937) approached Thomas Hastings’ (1860-1929) original designs. The alterations, while significantly enlarging the space to accommodate a public institution, still manage to create the intimate and personal qualities of a private home.

We have decided to preserve the Frick home as an example of a dwelling place of a man of means at the beginning of the twentieth century. In time you will see the house itself will become of incalculable historic value. We will keep the atmosphere. It isn’t a vast museum. It is a home containing magnificent French, Dutch and Spanish paintings, Italian bronzes and Chinese porcelains.

—Director Frederick Mortimer Clapp,
The New York Herald Tribune, December 3, 1933.

I’m photographed here on the steps of the front garden sporting a modernish take on a Gatsby style Gucci silk, linen and wool beige jacket with peaked lapels, Tom Ford, brown end on end cotton shirt with french cuffs and contrasting white collar, silk plaid tie,palest pink silk pant, ivory suede loafers and brown glenn plaid silk pocket square, Gucci python belt with silver buckle, Seaman Schepps cuff links are shell with multi colored coral beeds, glasses are Lanvin and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.

11 Comments

  1. David says:

    There’s a lovely dreamy quality to this shot. I love it when you are at the Frick James, I imagine you feel right at home there!

  2. DeanFarris says:

    James,

    Love this James (Bond) look ! I like that you are holding a cool cocktail and not wearing any socks ! Elsie and Mr Frick would be so proud !

    Dean

  3. Classic look!
    Love the dreamy pink and white effect.

  4. Brian Cook says:

    Fantastic, James!

  5. Karen says:

    You look perfect for an event at that most jewel-like museum! Particularly loving the tie & belt.

  6. jon stone says:

    simply… perfection!

  7. James! You look stunning! THIS is my favorite outfit!!!

  8. Very elegant! And love the paper doll, by the way.

  9. Matt says:

    I also want this outfit for my paper doll, pleaaase???

    Hugs, Matt

  10. One of my favourite places. You look smashing as always.

  11. Joe Ruggiero says:

    Only you could wear this and get away with it!

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