For the duvet of her September factor, Ms. Astley offered some other Instagram big name, the dressmaker Marc Jacobs’s bull terrier Neville, who has just about 200,000 fans (two times as many as Ms. Astley). Her March factor presented the Malibu, Calif., seaside space of the previous Beastie Boy Mike D., in a different way referred to as Mike Diamond, and his skateboarding circle of relatives — one among his sons, Ms. Astley stated, as soon as went to college with one among her daughters — with textual content written by way of Mr. Diamond.
There was once heft, too, in an extravagantly minimalist condo designed by way of the extravagantly minimalist dressmaker John Pawson for Jill Dienst, a broker of extravagantly priced, most commonly 18th-century Swedish furnishings in Long island. And in an encomium to I. M. Pei, who will flip 100 in April, written by way of the structure critic Paul Goldberger, who’s a contributor to Self-importance Honest.
The brand new AD owes a few of its DNA to the 10-month length in 1987 when a 38-year-old British type editor named Anna Wintour took over Space & Lawn, shortened its name to HG and upended its arm’s duration protection of stately interiors by way of appearing fashions romping in chintz, kids — kids! — skateboarding, unmade beds and different revolutions. The similarities aren’t unexpected, given Ms. Astley’s popularity as Ms. Wintour’s protégée and proxy.
Ms. Astley is a corporation girl, via and thru. She likes to mention that she was once skilled by way of Diana Vreeland’s assistant. It was once 1989, and Ms. Astley, now 49, was once the second one assistant to Nancy Novogrod, then the editor in leader of HG. (The primary assistant had labored for Mrs. Vreeland, the mythical Trend editor, on the Gown Institute.) Ms….