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Design historian Maureen Footer holds a B.A. from Wellesley College in French and English literature, an MBA from Columbia University, and studied French eighteenth-century decorative arts and architecture at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Her most recent book, Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look (Vendome Press, September 2018), examines the intersection and influence of haute couture and high design in Paris in the years following World War II. Her previous book, George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic (Rizzoli), chronicled American design as the country came of age culturally, politically, and socially. Her work has received notices from the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Le Figaro.
Ms. Footer has lectured at the Sorbonne, the Institute of Classical Architecture, Winterthur, the Huntington Museum, and the New York School of Interior Design.
A lifelong balletomane, Ms. Footer sits on the board of the New York City Ballet.
Timothy Whealon is a graduate of Kenyon College, where he studied English Literature and Art History. He moved to New York to begin a career in banking and completed a credit training program on Wall Street before pursuing his passion for the arts and design. Mr. Whealon completed the Sotheby's Works of Art course in London and the corporate management training program with Sotheby's New York before opening his offices in 1994. His work has been published in ELLE DÉCOR, House Beautiful, Veranda, House and Garden, Architectural Digest, Domino Magazine, The NY Observer, The New York Times – Home Section and numerous books.
Mr. Whealon serves on the board of the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College. The first monograph of his work, "In Pursuit of Beauty: The Interiors of Timothy Whealon," was published by Rizzoli in 2015.
Hutton Wilkinson was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in the architectural offices of his father and grandfather. At the age of eighteen he had the opportunity to apprentice under the great American design icon, Tony Duquette. Wilkinson worked for Duquette as a volunteer apprentice for two years and then as a paid assistant designer for three years before starting his own interior design firm. While self-employed Wilkinson continued his professional association with Tony Duquette collaborating in partnership with the great designer on a myriad of projects over the next twenty-five years.
In 2007, Hutton with Wendy Goodman, wrote “Tony Duquette”, which chronicles the great designer’s life and oeuvre. “Tony Duquette” was published by Abrams Books in November 2007 and is now in its sixth printing. A second book “More is More, Tony Duquette” which Wilkinson also authored was released in the fall of 2009. Both are best selling books for Abrams. Another book for Abrams titled “Tony Duquette, Hutton Wilkinson Jewelry” was released in October 2011. His latest book “The Walk to Elsie’s” is a two volume work of historic fiction written with co-author Flynn Kuhnert which chronicles the first ten years of Tony Duquette’s career and the last ten years of Elsie de Wolfe’s life, between the years 1940 and 1950.
Hutton continues designing residential and commercial interiors internationally which have been featured, along with his one-of-a-kind precious jewelry, in shelter magazines and fashion magazines including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Town & Country, Elle, Veranda, W, New York Times, Paper City as well as publications in Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain and South America.