"Scalamandré and The White House," a lecture with Steven Stolman, author of Scalamandré: Haute Décor, and renowned interior designer Kaki Hockersmith.
Founded by Franco Scalamandré in 1929, Scalamandré's name has become synonymous with the manufacture of the finest quality fabrics, trims, wallcovering, and furnishings in America.
Steven Stolman held positions at several celebrated fashion houses, among them Valentino Studio, Pauline Trigere, and Albert Nipon. In 1993, he was engaged to assist in the revival of the Lilly Pulitzer label. Two years later, he opened his first eponymous boutique in Southampton and expanded to shops in New York, Palm Beach, Nantucket, Naples, Beverly Hills, and East Hampton. Known for his lighthearted use of decorative fabrics in apparel design, he now serves as president of Scalamandré, bringing the legendary American textiles house into its future.
Kaki Hockersmith, owner of interior design firm Kaki Hockersmith Interiors, has established a national client base during her 30 years in business. She redesigned the interior of The White House during the Clinton Administration, including the Oval Office, Treaty Room, Family Dining Room, Solarium, Music Room, as well as many other family and reception areas. Acting on behalf of the Navy, Hockersmith also designed selected rooms at Camp David, including the President’s Cabin, “Aspen,” his dining hall, and “Laurel” lodge.