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


Famed French Interior Designer Dies

Andrée Putman was renowned in the fashion world.

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.

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