Sunday, September 20, 2009

SNEAK PEEK Into The New Tony Duquette Book Called More is More~ More Over-The-Top Style

More is More!! Nothing says more, more and more than Tony Duquette. The new book that can be preordered now at Amazon should be quite an over-the-top feast for the eyes.

American artist and design legend Tony Duquette (1914-1999) was known for his over-the-top style in interiors, jewelry, costumes, and set design. His clients included Elizabeth Arden, the Duchess of Windsor, and Herb Alpert. (This image and the following are from the Tony Duqette's previous book called Tony Duquette)

The multi-talented Duquette designed sets for MGM musicals with Arthur Freed and Vincente Minnelli, and designed Tony Award-winning costumes for the original Broadway production of Camelot. Duquette was the first American to exhibit a one-man show at the Louvre in Paris.

I can't wait to get my hot little hands on this new book.

What do you think of Tony Duquette's style?
More is More book cover found at
Additional images found at From Betsy with Love


Anonymous said...

I've wanted to acquire one of his book for a while now! I very much like his style and aesthetic, he's eccentric and egdy... the perfect combo!

DolceDreams said...

Oh a must on my list. I LOVE everything about Tony Duquette, and, even though I was hugely eight and a half months pregnant, went to the Christies sale of much of his estate in LA 9 years was truly inspiring and COOL to see his work in close proximity.
Thanks for sharing!

Erotic Music said...

nice style.
cool blog.

Ash Fox said...

if i was a billionaire i would have her design my mansion. that bedroom in the third pic blows me away!


Couture Carrie said...

Go for baroque, right?
Looks like a fabulous tome!

Just wanted to say thank you again for the lovely bracelet ~ it arrived today and it is just gorgeous!!


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I do like his style! So exotic. Some properties would be perfect for his style. Mine wouldn't a little English cottage would not do it!
Isabelle x

Carla said...

I love Tony Duquette, his first book was amazing. What a shame he wasn't around to see it. His design is fun, elegant and sooo creative. Thanks Carla

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Oh no. Sad but true, I don't even have the first book. Now guess I'm going to purchase both. Thanks for the tip!

Alicia said...

wow those photos are amazing!! the garden table setting just blows my mind! i love it!

vicki archer said...

Love, love, love Tony Duquette... Have a wonderful weekend, xv.

Secretia Teller said...

I love that style.

Elegant, yet relaxing too.


Anonymous said...

Finally received my book!!!

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