November 2011


AVENUEinsiderMISSION MISSONI Heir to a fashion kingdom, actress Jennifer Missoni grew up wearing leggings or basketball shorts rather than the brand’s signature zig zags. And though she was born and raised in Italy, studied in Switzerland and speaks fluent Italian, French and English, Missoni says she’s very much a New Yorker. We peek inside her life—and home—in the big city.
By Whitney Spaner Photographs
By Tommaso Cardile

DESIGN OF THE TIMES Some of our favorite interiors by the most acclaimed designers and a peek at New York’s latest decorator darlings.

NEW WALL-TERNATIVES Like fashion, interior design trends are in one day, out the next. Today, decorating your space with wallpaper is in. Whether it’s handpainted, fabric or metallic; on the ceiling, on the floor, on a wall or on a door—these wallpaper aficionados are bringing an old-school design element into the 21st century. By no means are these your grandmother’s walls.

Arguably the best party of the season—where children take center stage.
By Debbie Bancroft

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG PARTY Fashionably late for the Missoni for Target launch party, underdressed at the Boom Boom Room and surrounded by seemingly perfect Brazilian models—pre- and post- Fashion Week Carson Griffith is yearning for a break, or higher heels. . .
By Carson Griffith

CRICKET’S CRUSH A homage series by David Gamble intensifies one woman’s love for Andy Warhol.
By Cricket Burns

IN COLD BLOOD A heated battle between Swifty Lazar and Otto Preminger over the 1967 film starring Robert Blake.

WORLD ACCORDING TO . . . Renowned architect Peter Marino would like to rid the city of certain erratic taxi drivers—and he’d much prefer to get around in his Speed Triple Triumph motorcycle.