item 23 - Mario Buatta interview, 1987 Spring

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US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.4.9.1.23

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Mario Buatta interview, 1987 Spring

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  • 1987 Spring (Creation)

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Original media: 2 audio cassettes

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(1935-2018)

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Known as the "Prince of Chintz," Mario Buatta was an interior decorator famed for his English country style. Buatta, born and raised on Staten Island, loved antiques since he was a young child. His love for the English Regency came from his aunt Mary Mauro. Eager to become a designer, Buatta began taking classes at Pratt and Columbia University while working at department stores. At the age of 28, Buatta opened his own design firm in 1963. Buatta's fame continued to rise during the second half of the 20th century. In addition to his work as a designer, Buatta licenced his name to interior goods, such as bedding and lighting fixtures. Mario Buatta passed away on October 15, 2018 at the age of 82.

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(1918-1997)

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"Robert Lamont Green, a men's fashion editor, consultant and lecturer who was the fashion director of Playboy magazine for more than 20 years, has died at age 79. ... Mr. Green was a familiar figure in the New York fashion world of the 1960s and '70s. Called Robert L. by his friends and associates, he was widely known for his wit, his skills as a raconteur and his many parties. At Playboy, from 1958 to 1975, he strengthened the magazine's fashion coverage and increased its presence in the fashion world by organizing special events and founding the Caswell-Massey Awards, which later became Playboy's Creative Men's Wear Awards. ... He occasionally appeared on "The Merv Griffin Show," "The Mike Douglas Show," "Tonight" show and "Today" show. He also wrote a book, "Live With Style," as well as articles for Architectural Digest and other publications. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles and became a fashion consultant to the TV and film industries. After graduating from Michigan State University, Mr. Green worked as a child psychologist until he served in the Army during World War II. Settling in Washington after his discharge, he started a public relations agency and became the host of a CBS radio program dealing with musical theater." Chicago Tribune, Obituary, 1997

Robert Green made a considerable contribution to the Oral History Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology's Gladys Marcus Library throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s."

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  • Legacy audio ID no: AOH22, AOH22A
  • Legacy video ID no: N/A
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