Happy Hour | 04/21/10
Jonathan Adler, the king of happy chic, stopped by his eponymous Chicago shop and threw a swanky little soiree last week. He sold and signed 84 pieces of pottery and 10 books in two hours. He was wearing his new Jonathan Adler/7 Jeans collection, sipping a cocktail from his new line of paper goods, and shaking hands with his fans, including a few who drove in from Peoria. I caught up with him the morning after.
Welcome back to Chicago. What do you think of our city?
Are you monogram obsessed?
What’s with all the whales?
Are you preppy? Not authentically. I dig the look and accouterment of preppydom and old money W.A.S.P.s. But I am proud to be a nouveau-riche Jew.
The Union Jack gets saluted lots in your collections, what’s up with that?
What’s new at JA?
—Barri Leiner Grant
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