Christie Mayer Lefkowith

Additional Biographical Information

In 2000, Christie Mayer Lefkowith wrote her second book, published by
Editions Stylissimo in three editions: English, (Masterpieces of the Perfume
); French (Chefs-d'œuvre de la Parfumerie); and German (Glanzstücke
der Parfümindustrie
). All three language editions are still available for purchase
on this website. Please click to buy Masterpieces of the Perfume Industry
Many pieces of the Lefkowith collection were featured in the "Scents of Time"
Exhibition, which toured six museums in the United States in 1986

The Cooper-Hewitt Museum showed many pieces from their collection for
the French Bicentennial Exhibition in 1989, sponsored by the Comité Colbert

The Decorative Arts Museum in Paris included major pieces from the
Lefkowith collection in the 1990 "Hymne au Parfum" exhibition

In 1999, Harper's Bazaar and Boucheron sponsored an exhibition in the high
fashion department of Saks Fifth Avenue

In 2004, the exhibition "Temptation, Joy & Scandal: Fragrance and Fashion: 1900-1950" was held at
The Museum at FIT in New York City, featuring over 1,200 items from the Lefkowith collection.
Mrs. Lefkowith has also loaned items for specific fashion designers exhibitions at The Museum at FIT

During 2007 and 2008, Mrs. Lefkowith has participated in three major museum exhibitions

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York held an exhibition,
entitled "Poiret: King of Fashion" from May 8 to August 5, 2007. Paul Poiret was the first couturier
to establish his own perfume company, which he named Les Parfums de Rosine for his eldest daughter.
In addition to lending about 50 Rosine items from her personal collection, Mrs. Lefkowith also published
her third book Paul Poiret and his Rosine Perfumes for this Metropolitan Museum exhibition.
This book is available for purchase on this website. Please click to buy Paul Poiret and his Rosine Perfumes

Later in 2007, Baccarat requested Mrs. Lefkowith help in the organization of an exhibition entitled
"Baccarat and the 1920s a breath of modernity." In addition to lending 120 Baccarat flacons produced
during the 1920s from her personal collection, she published the exhibition catalogue, with text in both
French and English. The Baccarat exhibition, originally scheduled to be open from October 29, 2007
until February 29, 2008, remained open until May 17, because this exhibition attendance broke all
previous Baccarat Museum attendance records. This exhibition was also moved to another Baccarat
museum in Lorraine on the premises of the crystalworks. The Baccarat exhibition catalogue is available
for sale on this website. Please click to buy the Baccarat exhibition catalogue

The Cleveland Museum of Art organized the exhibition "Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique,"
which was open from October 19, 2008 to January 18, 2009. Mrs. Lefkowith loaned 14 extremely rare
flacons from her collection to this innovative exhibition. She also wrote a chapter about René Lalique for
the Artistic Luxury exhibition catalogue, which can be purchased from The Cleveland Museum of Art

Many magazines have written articles about Mrs. Lefkowith's activities. Most recently, there have
been major articles in Architectural Digest, USA, the French magazine OH LA!, in Vogue USA,
Vogue Asia and Architectural Digest Russia. Most recently she was featured in the special issue of
aRUDE magazine, a highly regarded international art and fashion publication

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