channeling helena


quel bombshell! i’ve always loved katie holmes and it’s great to see her front and center again.

especially when she’s sitting on the helena rubenstein chair!


or doing anything, really. she’s the epitome of glam in these shots. they were done for the ny times by Solve Sundsbo who really captures an era that’s hard to replicate, but they nailed it.

it’s a supporting role but to see her on this chair is a thrill! she’s perched on the original from alan moss’ showroom in nyc, one of my favorite resources with one of the most comprehensive collection of delicious objets and furniture you will ever covet!



Single Lucite Chair Commissioned for Helena Rubenstein
United States
Single lucite chair with etched rose motif. Commissioned for Helena Rubenstein by Ladislas Medgyes the orignal set of eight chairs were made by Roman Haas who made the first lucite furniture. Documented in the book “Over the Top” by Suzanne Slesin.

the paris apartment collection

helena rubenstein chair

(if you have a store and would carry them or want one for yourself, let me know)

ok, i’m off to art basel, it’s my first time! have a wonderful wintery night!

December 4, 2008. 1920's, 1930's, art, Celebs, Decorating, Design, Fashion, Films, Furniture, Helena Rubenstein, Products, Projects.


  1. Kelli replied:

    Love the chair and can’t believe that is Katie! She looks so glamorous! I love the shots of her upclose as well. Classic makeup, perfect skin and fun 30’s hair!


  2. theparisapartment replied:

    i wouldn’t have thought she was such a natural diva!


  3. renee finberg replied:

    WHOA !!!

    katie sure cleans up well. LOL

    i grew in miami beach on palm island,
    which reminds me once again that Lucite is fabulous.

    i remember it popping up in the sharpest homes on the islands.

    i myself have always used it in design and never really lost my affection for it.

    congratz on your new biz.
    it really is about time someone put timeless Lucite in production

    i have you on my blog roll and read you everyday.


  4. Judith replied:

    Oh! I love it! I swear that’s my favorite era. I have never been a huge Ketie fan but she looks marvelous in these pics. Just beautiful, I did, however, notice the chair before the person! I have issues! It is delicious! I want one for myself, no, I NEED one for myself. I’m off to start saving my pennies! Beautiful post Claudia and even more beautiful line of products!
    Best wishes,


  5. Prêt à Porter P replied:

    wow!! i didnt recognize her at all.
    stunning pictures


  6. Bonnie replied:

    Magnificent! I love the chairs! But we know your lucite chairs are the best! ;)

    At first I thought those were classic old photos from Hollywood’s Golden Era and was surprised to see it was Katie! Her dresses are so glamorous too!

    Gotta check out the websites now! You always post such wonderful things! Thanks Claudia!

    Bonnie :)


  7. Joy replied:

    I was really surprised too to see that this was Katie Holmes. I could use that team of professionals over here right about now! lol


  8. the paris apartment replied:

    thanks for the kudos on the chair. i haven’t ever seen it rocked so hard. she’s got a great back! guess katie’s turned out to be a real star, timeless and classic!


  9. Passementerie replied:

    I can’t believe that’s Katie Holmes!

    That chair is stunning…


  10. Heather van Breda replied:

    Those photographs, and that chair! Stunning. Absolutely beautiful! This is the first time I’ve come across your blog and I can tell for sure, I’m going to be a regular!


  11. Paul replied:

    I’m a big fan of Katie Holmes, too. And you’re right the photographer really nailed it! What incredible tones!


  12. Carla Coulson replied:

    katie holmes has never looked better. Gorgeous post. Carla


  13. Melina replied:

    What stunning photos of her and the chair is simply amazing!


  14. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage replied:

    I had to do a double-take because these photos are so well done I found it hard to believe they were vintage! WOW! That’s really, really cool that the chair is featured in one. It’s a perfect fit!


  15. Scheharazade replied:

    Modern and elegant !^-^



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