October 2020 Editor’s Letter

Ballerina Misty Copeland strikes a posture at home in NYC.
Derry MooreAt long last there is a well-known artist who has attained a level of cultural relevance that benefits the honor: the cutting-edge and remarkable principal ballerina and activist Misty Copeland. Joshua KissiImagine my utter surprise and delight when the photos got here: sophisticated, popular Misty, barefoot and casually seated on the floor in a golden goddess gown and leaning on her velvet sofa in a posture so expressive of the terrific Nureyevs that you would think we prepared it. Misty was stunned when I informed her that she was the first ballet dancer on our cover considering that the late iconic Russian– and that the images were serendipitously so comparable.

“Misty is a divine, imaginative human being.– Brigette RomanekI have actually long been wildly smitten with the unstuffy magnificence of a 1985 cover of Architectural Digest that includes a suzani-swathed Rudolf Nureyev lounging insouciantly at house in Paris among his delicious velour couches and impressive collections. Ballerina Misty Copeland strikes a position at house in NYC.
Lelanie FosterDancer Rudolf Nureyev in his Paris house, 1985..
Derry MooreAt long last there is a well-known artist who has achieved a level of cultural significance that merits the honor: the marvelous and cutting-edge principal ballerina and activist Misty Copeland. I was delighted to record my long time buddys glamorous brand-new apartment in Manhattan, embellished by another cherished colleague, Brigette Romanek. (See the 3 people in more carefree days past, celebrating Misty at a gala for her company, American Ballet Theatre, bottom.) Hollywood innovative Lena Waithe shares her production headquarters.
Joshua KissiRishi Rajani in the production headquarters.
Joshua KissiImagine my utter surprise and delight when the photos showed up: elegant, popular Misty, barefoot and delicately seated on the floor in a golden goddess gown and leaning on her velvet couch in a pose so evocative of the great Nureyevs that you would think we planned it. Misty was stunned when I informed her that she was the first ballet dancer on our cover because the late renowned Russian– and that the images were serendipitously so similar.– AMY ASTLEY, Editor in ChiefInstagram: @amyastleyI am really happy to have had a hand in developing The Most Beautiful Rooms in the World, a brand-new book including ultimate jobs from all 10 global editions of ADVERTISEMENT.
At an ABT Gala with Copeland and AD100 Interior Designer Brigette Romanek.
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