Architectural Digest, September 1985
Interiors by Emilio Carcano
Photographs by Derry Moore
Original text by Lee Radzwill
Two different views of the drawing room of Rudolph Nureyev's Paris apartment. The walls are covered in Cordova leather panels. The sofas are covered in a rich Genoese velvet (below). The Neo-Gothic frieze and specimen marble chimney (above) were designed by art director Emilio Carcano to be unashamedly romantic and a reflection of Nureyev's rich imagination.
The dining room-cum-library with its collection of French Academic paintings. The table is a 19th Century example done in vert des Pyrenees marble. The 19th Century Russian sofa is covered in Caucasian kilims.
The guest room with its adjacent trompe l'oiel decorated bathroom. The Bibiena engravings depict the history of Baroque theatre design.
The Vienna State Opera Ballet's 1967 production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in the lead roles.
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