It Seems Like Yesterday

Bobby Fischer was actually the opposite of what I expected. The impression everyone had before meeting him was that he was effete and small, but the chess genius was actually tall, standing 6’2”, a strong, healthy man who worked out regularly and drank nothing but orange juice. His actions were big and lumbering until, amazingly …

It Seems Like Yesterday

It was 1984—not George Orwell’s 1984, but Tiffany & Co.’s utopian 1984. The legendary American luxury retail emporium had taken back its luster in a leveraged buyout from Avon, who had owned it since 1979. Tiffany’s celebrated design director John Loring was beginning to shoot for Tiffany Taste, his second book with his famous editor, …