April 1996

In Two Sections
Annual Design Issue
48Architecture - Albert Frey: Architect Albeit Frey Went Up Against The Establishment And Stood The Design World On Its Head With His Minimalist Vision And His Clever Use Of Industrial Materials. How Does He Feel About The Architecture Of Today? Don't Ask. Includes A Map Of Frey-designed Homes, News Of The Restoration Of Palm Springs City Hall And Some Rare Julius Shulman Photographs.
55Interior Design/art - Museum Quality: R.d. And Joan Dale Hubbard Worked With Steve Chase Associates' Designers Sandi Van Vliet And Randy Patton To Integrate The Hubbards' Western Art Collection Into Livable Spaces. See The Remarkable Results In Mary E. Nichols Brilliant Photographs/ By Tina Rogie
63Fashion - In Search Of Hubert De Givenchy / By Ryan Prout
66And Finding Him / By Tina Rogie
The Recently Retired Couturier Is No Longer Granting Interviews, As Our Intrepid Reporter Discovers. On The Other Hand, Here In The Desert, While Visiting His New Palm Springs Hotel And Spa, Mr. Givenchy Opens Up To Tina Rogie. Go Figure.
71More Art - The Artists' Powerful Lobby Efforts: Our Art Critic (the Former Director Of The Palm Springs Desert Museum) Roams The Lobbies Of Our Desert Hotels On The Lookout For The Hidden Treasures. What He Has Turned Up May Surprise You/ By Fritz Frauchiger
77The Designer's Designer - Raymond Loewy: The Man Who Designed The World: Raymond Loewy May Have Been A Big-shot Designer Who Created The Coke Bottle And Air Force One And Studebaker Avantis And The Greyhound Bus. Around Here, However, He Was Just Another Guy In Line Buying Ice Cream. An Affectionate Look At Early Palm Springs/ By Bruce Cook
Special Sections
DG1-DG64Palm Springs Life's Desert Guide: Why Bother Looking Anywhere Else When This Long-established Guide Has All Of The Information And It's Completely 100 Percent Accurate Besides? The Most Up-to-date, Informative Guide On The Desert In The Desert/ Edited By Donna Curran
Special Advertising Features
82Gallery Scene
94Shoppers Bazaar
29Around Town: Kicking Off Our Issue Of Desert Design, We Look At Fashion, Architecture And The Rewards Of Body Sculpting. Plus News About Golf Course Designers; A Look Back At Classic Palm Springs Interiors And, Of Course, Our Own Exciting Brand Of Friendly Gossip
43Hank Stokes' Valley Observer: Stokes And "design"? The Twain Have Never Met.
85Desert Stars: The Bold And The Beautiful Meet The Young And The Restless/ By E. Thomasine Griggs
93Social Calendar
96Astrology By Joyce Jillson: Only For Our Readers Does The Highly-regarded Ms. Jillson Prepare Private Horoscopes. Call Her. The Number's At The Bottom Of Her Column.

ABOUT THE COVER: Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy proved to be an elusive interview subject when our man from Cambridge, England, Ryan Prout, tried to reach him in Paris. We should have known that once this famed couturier hit the desert, however, he'd have time to open up and discuss his retirement plans. Hint: It involves Marie Antoinette. Meet the great designer starting on page 63. Photography by Arthur Coleman.

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