Lynn Wyatt (born July 16, 1935) is a Houston socialite, philanthropist and third-generation Texan. Her grandfather and great-uncle started the Sakowitz Department Store chain. Her husband, Oscar Wyatt, is an energy executive, the founder of Houston's Coastal Corporation—now owned by El Paso Corporation —and current CEO of NuCoastal LLC. Lynn and Oscar Wyatt have four sons.
During the height of the oil boom in the 1970s/early 1980s, the family mansion in Houston was known as the "Wyatt Hyatt" becoming a "home away from home" for people including Princess Margaret, Princess Grace of Monaco, Bill Blass, Joan Collins, Mick Jagger, King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan.
Lynn Wyatt is the daughter of Bernard and Ann Baum Sakowitz (July 28, 1913 - January 18, 2010, San Antonio), a prominent couple in Houston's Jewish circles who were married in July 1933. Lynn Wyatt's mother Ann was once in negotiations with Louis B. Meyer for a movie acting contract, but abandoned it on her husband Bernard's objection. They also had a son, Robert T. Sakowitz (born c. 1939), known as the merchant prince of Houston. The Sakowitz family owned the Sakowitz fashion specialty stores.
Lynn Wyatt married oil magnate Oscar Wyatt in 1963. They have four sons, Steven Bradford Wyatt, Douglas Bryan Wyatt (born c. 1957), Oscar Sherman "Trey" Wyatt III, and Bradford Allington Wyatt.
Lynn Wyatt has appeared in American Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country and W through the years. She is a friend and patron of couturiers Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Emanuel Ungaro, Bill Blass, Jean Paul Gaultier and others. She was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1977.
In 1982 the Government of France honored her with admission to the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters, rank of Chevalier, for her significant contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance. In 2007, the French government promoted her to the Order's rank of Officier.
In 2000 she was recognized as "Socialite of the Century" by Texas Monthly magazine.
To benefit the Red Cross and the American Hospital of Paris, Lynn Wyatt chaired the annual Bal de la Rose in Monaco, turning it into an entire weekend of festivities. Prince Rainier asked her to be a Founding Trustee of the Princess Grace Foundation U.S.A. on which Board she continues to serve.
She is involved in various charitable commitments such as Houston Grand Opera, for which she chaired the Opera's record-setting 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee Gala, which raised US$ 2.5 million and brought in internationally recognized stars including Roger Moore, Sarah, Duchess of York, Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Philip Glass and Elton John. Wyatt also contributes to charities like the Elton John AIDS Foundation, The Brilliant Lecture Series' Youth Leadership Program, Star of Hope Mission for the Homeless, etc.
In 2008, she was elected to the inaugural board of the Houston-based Medical Prevention and Research Institute. She has a personal interest in disease prevention, human health and wellness and complementary/integrative medicine.
Louis Süe (14 July 1875 – 7 August 1968) was a French painter, architect, designer and decorator. He and André Mare co-founded the Compagnie des arts français, which produced Art Deco furniture and interior decorations for wealthy customers. He also designed buildings and interiors, including the interiors of two passenger liners.
Louis Süe né à Bordeaux le 14 juillet 1875 et mort à Paris le 7 août 1968 est un peintre, architecte et décorateur français.
Marie-Louis Süe was born on 14 July 1875 in Bordeaux, the son of a wine merchant of the city, and the grand nephew of the writer Eugène Sue. After graduating from secondary school he entered the Collège Sainte-Barbe in Paris to prepare for the École Polytechnique. However, in 1893 he left Sainte-Barbe and entered the École des Beaux-Arts where he studied painting in the studio of Victor Laloux (1850–1937). During this period he also explored architectural design, and was awarded medals for his work. He gained his diploma in 1901.
Süe made friends at the Beaux-Arts with the painters Pierre Bonnard, Roger de La Fresnaye, André Derain and André Dunoyer de Segonzac. In 1902 the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d'Automne showed his work. Süe's work always combined an understanding and respect for traditional forms with a willingness to explore the new.
Starting in 1903 Süe and Paul Huillard collaborated in building artists' workshops and buildings in Paris on the Rue Cassini, Boulevard Raspail and Boulevard du Montparnasse. In 1910 Süe travelled with Paul Poiret to Vienna to visit the Wiener Werkstätte. Süe was exposed to cubism around 1910, and this influenced his architectural designs. He exhibited a complete room setting at the 1910 Salon d'Automne, and would participate in the Paris Salons through the rest of his career.
Süe and Huillard ended their partnership in 1912. Süe joined other artists to create L'Atalier Français, a cooperative business that borrowed organizational idea from the Wiener Werkstätte. The members included Süe, Roger de La Fresnaye, André Groult, Gustave Louis Jaulmes (1873–1959), and the brothers André and Paul Vera. André Vera wrote a manifesto that defined the goal of the group as combining traditional and modern ideas to bring clarity, order and aesthetic unity to interior design. Süe helped decorate Groult's house.
During the war the Atelier was dissolved. Süe was drafted into the army and served in the south of Greece. Louis Süe, André Mare and Gustave Jaulmes collaborated in 1919 in decorating the victory festivals in Paris.
In 1919 Süe and André Mare founded the Compagnie des arts français (French Arts Company) and in 1921 published their first designs of furniture, wallpaper, tapestries, silverware and ceramics. The company employed many artists and craftsmen to meet the needs of their sophisticated and wealthy clientele for interior decoration. The Metropolitan Museum acquired examples of their furniture as early as 1923. Their Art Deco works, typically with flower designs, were both elegant and practical. Süe and Mare decorated interiors such as the Polish Embassy in Paris and the home of Jean Patou. In their joint work Architectures (1921) Sue and Mare asserted that Art Nouveau was based on a synthesis of fine and decorative arts. Their commercial designs often had simplified forms with rich materials.
In 1922 Süe designed the industrial town of Lens-Méricourt for the French Northern Railway company. In 1922 the Compagnie des arts français obtained financial support from Gaston Monteux, owner of the Raoul shoe firm.
Süe and Mare worked together again for the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris, where they built a contemporary art museum and the Fountain pavilion on the Esplanade des Invalides. They showed a luxurious room in the grand salon with furniture, carpet, wallpaper and decorations in new forms linked to traditional designs. They also collaborated that year on the interior decoration of the SS Île de France. Louis Süe (or Süe and Mare), designed all the perfume bottles and boxes for Jean Patou. They also designed bottles for other perfumers, including the bottle for "Le Dandy" of D'Orsay.
Monteux sold the Compagnie des arts français to the Galeries Lafayette department store in 1928. The new owners brought in Jacques Adnet, a modernist designer, and Sue and Mare left the firm due to disagreement with Adnet.
After leaving the Compagnie des arts français Louis Süe worked as an independent architect-decorator, and designed buildings for various well-known figures. Between 1929 and 1931 he built a Basque villa in Ustaritz for Jean Patou. Between 1934 and 1937 he reconstructed a run-down building for Helena Rubinstein on the Quai de Béthune in Paris, converting it into an elegant and luxurious mansion. He also landscaped Rubinstein's beauty institute on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. He entered the competition to camouflage the Trocadéro palace for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne of 1937, and collaborated with Jean and Édouard Niermans in building the theater of the new palace.
Süe was treasurer of the Société des artistes décorateurs from 1936 to 1937. In 1939 he was named president of the Société des artistes décorateurs. For its Salon he designed a street's decorations and the Helena Rubinstein and Louis Süe booths. He built the French Village for the 1939 New York World's Fair.
Süe lived in Istanbul and lectured at the Institute of Fine Arts during World War II (1939–45). After the war he built an industrial town in Rupt-sur-Moselle, Vosges, the Museum of the Annunciation in Saint-Tropez, and many villas and private residences. He also created theater sets and interior decorations, including the interior of the SS Jean-Mermoz in 1957.
Louis Süe died in Paris on 7 August 1968.
Louis Süe est issu d'une famille de négociants en vin de la région bordelaise. Il est le fils aîné d'Henri Marie Sidonius Süe et de son épouse Marie-Élisa Mathilde Süe, née Paulet. Il aura un frère. Il est l'arrière-petit-neveu de l'écrivain Eugène Sue et compte dans sa famille des médecins célèbres.
Après des études au lycée de Bordeaux, Louis Süe entre au collège Sainte-Barbe à Paris. Il prépare l'École polytechnique, puis abandonne pour devenir, en 1893, l'élève de l'architecte Victor Laloux à l'École des beaux-arts de Paris. Il présente un projet de gymnase au concours de 1re classe et obtient une première seconde médaille. Il a pour professeur de théorie Georges Gromort. Il est diplômé architecte DPLG en juin 1901, et commence à construire en 1903. En collaboration avec l'architecte Paul Huillard, il réalise à partir de 1903 à Paris des ateliers d'artistes et immeubles de rapport, rue Cassini, boulevard Raspail, et boulevard du Montparnasse. Leur agence est installée au 17, rue Boissonade à Paris. Puis à partir de 1906, ils ouvrent une agence au 81, rue Madame et en 1912, une au 27, quai Voltaire.
Il se lie avec André Groult et Paul Poiret avant le début de la Première Guerre mondiale. Il participe à la décoration de la maison de ce dernier, qui accueille les défilés du célèbre couturier. En 1914, il demeure au 124, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré à Paris. Il est mobilisé dans l'armée d'Orient.
Il épouse en premières noces Hélène Marie Aline Macqueron en 1916, qui lui donnera un fils. Il divorce en 1919 et épouse en secondes noces Suzanne Julia Béringuet, artiste peintre, sœur de François Berouard(1884-1949, un éditeur français du début du XXᵉ siècle, également poète et dramaturge).
Louis Süe est un grand sportif qui pratique la course à pied, le tennis, l'aviron, la voile, le saut en hauteur et la natation. Il est l'ami et l'amant de la danseuse américaine Isadora Duncan, dont il tente en vain de sauver de la noyade les deux enfants bloqués dans leur voiture tombée dans la Seine.
En rupture avec l'Art nouveau, il fonde l'Atelier français, rue de Courcelles avec Drésa, André Mare, qui expose, en 1912, sa maison cubiste, et Roger de La Fresnaye, puis il fonde la Compagnie des arts français en 1919 avec André Mare, avec lequel après la guerre ils réalisent le décor des fêtes de la Victoire à Paris en compagnie du peintre Gustave Jaulmes. À la suite d'éditions de meubles en série, la Compagnie des arts français connaît des difficultés financières et est rachetée en 1922 par Gaston Monteux, industriel, fabricant de chaussures et propriétaire des magasins de chaussures Raoul.
Habitué de la Closerie des Lilas, il y rencontre ses amis Claude Debussy, André Gide, Charles Guérin, Pierre Louÿs, André Mare, et les peintres Pierre Bonnard, André Derain, André Dunoyer de Segonzac, etc. Louis Süe et André Mare réalisent le pavillon du musée d'Art contemporain.
Il dessine des flacons de parfum pour la maison Jean Patou, et, entre 1934 et 1937, il est l'architecte du 24, quai de Béthune à Paris sur l'île Saint-Louis, commande de l'industrielle des cosmétiques Helena Rubinstein.
On lui confie en 1937 la réalisation de la décoration du foyer du théâtre du palais de Chaillot.
Associé avec son neveu Gilbert Olivier Süe, ils s'installent au 122, rue de Grenelle, de 1952 à sa mort en 1968.
Caroline Lee Radziwiłł (née Bouvier March 3, 1933 – February 15, 2019), usually known as Princess Lee Radziwill, was an American socialite, public-relations executive, and interior decorator. She was the younger sister of First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and sister-in-law of President John F. Kennedy. Radziwill was married three times, each marriage ending in divorce, with the marriage to third husband Herbert Ross ending in divorce shortly before his death in 2001.
Caroline Lee Bouvier was born at Doctors Hospital in New York City to stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and his wife, socialite Janet Norton Lee. She attended The Chapin School, in New York City, Potomac School in Washington, D.C., Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, and pursued undergraduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College. In her birth announcement, and from her earliest years, she was known by her middle name "Lee" rather than Caroline.
In the 1960s, Radziwill attempted to forge a career as an actress. Her acting attempt was unsuccessful, if highly publicized. She starred in the 1967 production of The Philadelphia Story as the spoiled Main Line heiress Tracy Lord. The play was staged at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, and Radziwill's performance was widely panned. A year later, she appeared in a television adaptation of the 1944 film Laura, which was badly received.
A London townhouse and a manor, Turville Grange (which she shared with her second husband) that she owned had both been decorated by Italian stage designer Lorenzo Mongiardino; they were greatly admired and frequently photographed by Cecil Beaton and Horst P. Horst. She worked briefly as an interior decorator in a style influenced by her association with Mongiardino. Her clientele were the wealthy; she once decorated a house "for people who would not be there more than three days a year". She frequented celebrity company, including travelling with The Rolling Stones during their 1972 tour of North America, which she attended alongside the writer Truman Capote.
Radziwill was named to the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed Hall of Fame in 1996. Her Paris and Manhattan apartments were featured in the April 2009 issue of Elle Décor magazine. She was interviewed by director Sofia Coppola in February 2013 about her life as part of Radziwill's cover story for T: The New York Times Style Magazine as well as about Coppola's film The Bling Ring and the loss of privacy.
She was listed as one of the 50 best-dressed people over 50 by The Guardian in March 2013.
In 1972, Radziwill hired documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles to work on a film about the Bouvier family. At the outset, the brothers filmed two eccentric and reclusive members of the extended family, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale ("Big Edie") and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale ("Little Edie"), who were Radziwill's aunt and cousin, respectively. The Beales lived in a rambling, decaying home in East Hampton, New York, and were supported by other members of the family.
Radziwill's original film project was not completed, and Radziwill kept the footage that had been shot of the Beales. However, the Maysles brothers were fascinated by the strange life the two women led, and after raising funds for film and equipment on their own they returned and filmed 70 more hours of footage with Big Edie and Little Edie. The resulting film, titled Grey Gardens (1976) after the name of the Beales' home, is widely considered a masterpiece of the documentary genre. It was later adapted as a 2006 musical of the same name, in which the characters Lee and Jackie Bouvier appear as visiting children in retrospect. An HBO television movie based upon the documentary and surrounding story of the Beales' lives, also called Grey Gardens, appeared in 2009.
Radziwill was married three times. Her first marriage, in April 1953, was to Michael Temple Canfield, a publishing executive. They divorced in 1958, and the marriage was annulled by the Catholic Church in November 1962.
Her second marriage, on March 19, 1959, was to the Polish aristocrat Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł, who divorced his second wife, the former Grace Maria Kolin, and received a Roman Catholic annulment of his first marriage to re-marry. (His second marriage had never been acknowledged by the Roman Catholic Church, so no annulment was necessary.)
Upon her marriage, she became Her Serene Highness Princess Caroline Radziwiłł. They had two children, Anthony (1959–1999) and Christina (b. 1960). Their marriage ended in divorce in 1974.
On September 23, 1988, Radziwill married for a third time, becoming the second wife of American film director and choreographer Herbert Ross. Their divorce was finalized shortly before his death, and she returned to using Radziwill, the transliteration of her children's name, Radziwiłł.
Radziwill died on February 15, 2019, aged 85, in her apartment on the Upper East Side in New York City.