Donald Albrecht

The High Style of Dorothy Draper

Museum of the City of New York

This retrospective reintroduced a legendary New York-based interior designer and astute businesswoman to both the general public and the design profession. An especially imaginative display took its cues from Draper’s own over-the-top style of neo-baroque decoration and high-voltage color. The show was accompanied by a catalogue.

Mr. Albrecht conceived the idea of the show and catalogue, selected all artifacts, wrote exhibition text, and assembled the design team.

Segment on CBS Sunday Morning and features in Vanity Fair, New York magazine, Newsweek, the New York Times, Architectural Digest.

“Her eye-popping colors, oversize prints, and controlled flourishes once defined urban interior sophistication. Now the exuberantly anti-Minimalist Dorothy Draper is front and center again.”
Wendy Goodman, New York magazine, March 27, 2006

Exhibition designer: Pure+Applied
Custom muralist: Milree Hughes
Lighting designer: Anita Jorgensen
Installation photographer: Harry Zernicke

Donald Albrecht