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CASTAING IN THE CANYON

Hidden in the Hollywood Hills is Laurel Canyon, the location for a memorable candlelit dinner at the home of Amy Neunsinger, in May. Hosted by Neunsinger, Brooks Moorison, vice president of design and merchandising for Moore and Giles, Sabine Rothman, a creative consultant, Lulu Powers, LA-based “entertainologist,” and noted textile designer Peter D’Ascoli, MILIEUhad the honor of attending, alongside design industry notables. The décor was as memorable as the food. And, frankly, the colors and patterns at the party certainly rivaled those of Los Angeles’s dramatic Laurel Canyon.

 

Peter D’Ascoli worked as a textile designer for Diane von Furstenberg prior to launching his own textile business in India. Through Furstenberg, he met the iconic Madeleine Castaign (1894­–1992), spending time at Castaign’s memorable shop, which clearly left a lasting impression. The theme of the dinner was “Castaing in the Canyon,” the vibe created being part Castaign, part Joni Mitchell, the latter having lived and recorded many of her songs in and around Laurel Canyon.

 

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WRITTEN BY LUCY BAMMAN

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RAY KACHATORIAN

 

This story appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of MILIEU.