Famed French Interior Designer Dies

Putman in Paris in Sept. 1999. (Eric Robert/Corbis)

Andrée Putman, the interior designer to whom many major fashion houses turned for unique shop interiors, died Saturday morning at the age of 87. In the seventies, Putman founded Createurs & Industriels with Didier Grumbach—now the president of the Chambre Syndicale—to promote fashion and design. Putman's funeral will be held on Wednesday in Paris; she is survived by her daughter and son.