A Century of Duquette

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Los Angeles' golden sons, Tony Duquette. Born in L.A. in 1914, Duquette (along with his wife Elizabeth and his partner Hutton Wilkinson) had an extraordinary, varied + star-studded career. If you know us at all, you know we're obsessed with both fashion + furniture. Duquette's work ranged from set designs + costumes for movies + stage to custom jewelry to furniture, lamps + interior design. After college, he freelanced for both William "Billy" Haines + Gilbert Adrian.

Costume sketches for Camelot, c.1960s

Costumes for Jest of Cards, c.1960s

Costumes for Kismet c.1950s

Costumes for Magic Flute

Set design for Der Rosenkavalier

Jewelry designed by Tony Duquette

Bracelet from a line of Duquette-inspired jewelry from Hutton Wilkinson + Reed Krakoff for Coach, 2012

Duquette is probably best known and appreciated for his interior design work. His use of color + texture combined with antiques + custom furniture and lighting creations were what makes his work legendary.

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