It’s the end of an era. Albert Hadley, the dean of American decorating, whose clients have included Jacqueline Kennedy, Brooke Astor and Ann Getty, is said to be shuttering the shop at Parish-Hadley. He was brought into the firm in 1962 by its founder, Sister Parish — who had already spent 29 years helping Betsy Cushing Whitney and her ilk live the good life. His first job with Parish was redecorating the Kennedy White House. Hadley’s office declined to confirm the closing, but said that an announcement is planned sometime this week.
Elsewhere in the decorating world, Joe D’Urso is staging a comeback. He is said to be decorating a penthouse Narciso Rodriguez bought on West 23rd Street in New York.