Miss America: Tonne Goodman
07 . 16 . 14
Speaking of magazines. Run, don’t walk to find a copy of Industrie magazine. The cover model is former model and current Vogue fashion editor, Tonne Goodman. The interview inside was conducted by fashion designer Anna Sui and delves into her storied career and signature American style.
Tonne was photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for Industrie.
Honestly, the new magazine feature is also an excuse to repost photos of Tonne’s fabulous West Village townhouse. Below is what I wrote about it in September 2007.
She found the townhouse in a state that had been barely altered in more than 150 years, a rare find in renovation-crazy New York and worked with architect Michael Watson to create a family friendly yet aesthetically pleasing home. Anyone who’s seen Tonne can attest that her fashion style is “minimalist, classic, contemporary and unadorned” as is her decorating style. “I was always impressed with the Italian approach that mixed pure modernism with original classic elements in period buildings, and I thought this was the perfect space in which to achieve that.”
Tonne is a carry on packer but does admit that she occasionally checks a bag. I saved this the tear sheet with this photo of her packing essentials for years because I loved it so much.
The black and white photos on the mantlepiece include Louise Dahl-Wolfe portraits of legendary Vogue editors Diana Vreeland and Carmet Snow. I love them mixed with the earthy elements of stones and antlers.
This is one of my all time favorite photos.
Some people don’t understand that doesn’t necessarily mean wearing the exact same thing every day but sticking to the pieces and colors you know work for you. For Tonne it’s white jeans and lots of black.
In the drawing room, a painting by David Hackler hangs above a Shabby Chic sofa. I wish someone would reshoot Tonne’s house for a magazine. When it was first published in 2001, her children were still small and I’m sure it’s changed since then.
This is not Tonne Goodman but a model dressed as her for Vogue.
The lamp is Mariano Fortuny from Ecart.
The painting is the same featured in the last photo.
Tonne subscribes to a “less is more”approach to fashion and decorating. It’s something that I’m coming to appreciate after living in Paris for the summer is all white apartments.
Photo by Arthur Elgort.
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“I owe a lot to my mother. She took us to museums all the time and she took us to a lot of theatre. She was really influential as a mentor.”
Via Style du Mode.
“You think back and you just recite this resume – Mrs. Vreeland, Carrie, Calvin, Liz, and now Anna…they are incredible heavy hitters and luckily they have been and still are part of my existence.”
“I was never lazzy. I don’t believe in being bored. I’m never bored because there is always something to do.”
“I think sometimes you’re faced with a kind of fatefulness – and when it’s in front of you, you have to just grab it,”
I didn’t realize until a few years ago that Tonne Goodman and Wendy Goodman are sisters.
Dressed in Michael Kors to accept the Eleanor Lambert Award at the 2010 CFDA Awards.