Another LGBTQ History Month Icon…
“I opened the doors and windows of America, and let in the air and sunshine.”
October is LGBT History Month and B.P will Highlight Icons all Month long, today’s featured LGBT Icon ~ Elsie De Wolfe
Elsie de Wolfe, later known as Lady Mendl, introduced the world to the art of interior design. She saw the home as a medium for self-expression.
The native New Yorker began her career as an actress before becoming a prominent figure in London and Parisian high society. After a decade in the theater, she shifted her creative energies to decorating. She started a business in 1905 and quickly landed her first big job: New York’s Colony Club, an exclusive new club for women.
During World War I, she volunteered as a nurse in France and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for her heroism.
As an interior designer, de Wolfe’s clients included Amy Vanderbilt…
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