NEIMAN MARCUS LUNCHEON CELEBRATING THE ART OF FASHION


Clockwise: Luncheon invitation, a model wearing Mary Katrantzouthe beautiful table setting, my friend Kathy and me

 

 

On Thursday, Neiman Marcus hosted a lovely luncheon for The Art of Fashion with a very special guest, John Martens. He is a legend among Neiman Marcus devotees in Los Angeles. He managed the Beverly Hills store from 1980 to 2005 with a brief return in 2008. He eloquently recalled the many designers he's met including Valentino which nearly lost Martens his job after hosting an extravagant event at the store plus a posh stay at The Beverly Hills Hotel which ran in the triple digits (and this was the 80's!). I asked Mr. Martens when I could expect to see a book from him, he laughed and exclaimed he'd have to leave town after writing it! Oh, the stories he must have... 


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