"I wanted it to be a little bit of Marjorie gone current and modern," Papachristidis says of his table, whose pops of color stem from the floral porcelain he selected from her collection. "So I took a neutral palette and then had Vlad [Kanevsky, the master of porcelain flora] make the flowers. I felt if Marjorie was around today she’d do something fab like Vladimir, who of course is Russian. If Marjorie had known him, these flowers would have been all around Hillwood." Indeed, much of Papachristidis's design hinged on what Marjorie would have done if she were around today. "I approached it as if we were collaborating," he says. That included using his usual go-to sources, in addition to Kanevsky: Christopher Spitzmiller created custom gold salt cellars, Leontine Linens embroidered napkins, and Papachristidis pulled fabric from his own personal collection to serve as the tablecloth. There was a fair bit of fantasy involved too, though: the guests noted on Post's gold-plated place card holders? Post, Pauline de Rothschild, the Duchess of Windsor, and Mona von Bismarck. "My gals!" exclaims Papachristidis gleefully. "I mean, that's a pretty good group, right?"
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