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Miss America: Tonne Goodman

by habituallychic

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. 

You can see more of Tonne’s home is a great video she shot with Paul Cavaco on Vogue here

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. 

Click to enlarge and read. 

“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. 

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  1. Karena Albert July 16, 2014 | 9:37 pm

    Tonne is an incredible woman and yes, I would love to see more current images of her home! Love her style and panache.

    The Arts by Karena
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  2. Kathleen Sams Flippen July 16, 2014 | 9:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing these photos! I loved Tonne Goodman’s apartment when it first appeared in Vogue, and as someone who frequently wears long skirts, I have considered the black shirt/black skirt photo one of my all-time favorites for quite some time.
    Kind regards,
    Kathleen Sams Flippen
    A Flippen Life

  3. pve design July 16, 2014 | 10:39 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with her years ago at Calvin when I was in my 20’s. I always tried not to stare at her. Such a stunning woman. She oozes style with such restraint.

  4. Miss Sophisticate July 17, 2014 | 6:02 am

    I love Tonne and her style. It’s so classic and is truly an embodiment of less is more…Mario is right! 🙂

  5. Shed - the Eclectic Home July 17, 2014 | 1:14 pm

    Two fabulous posts today. Feeling inspired. Thank you!

  6. bll July 17, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    I love her simple style, especially the fact that she consistently travels with just a carry on– I also pulled that out of a very old Vogue. I will say that I’d like to see her smile a little more often; even in the photos with her son she looks so serious. Maybe that’s her professional side, and she smiles all the time when she’s not ‘on.’

  7. Lily L-M July 17, 2014 | 2:42 pm

    Chic, chic, chic! simple, never overdone. I love her.

    x Lily