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Deeda Blair knows the power of a well-planned dinner. Born in Chicago, she worked in Washington, D.C., New York City and abroad, as the wife of Ambassador William McCormick Blair Jr. to Denmark and the Philippines, in 60s. (These days, her main career is the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, in 632.)
Indeed, it’s hard to know what’s most impressive when seeing her at her Manhattan home: Beyond Blair’s take on medical research is her ferocity Elegance, documented in a famous image on Pinterest by Horst P. Horst and Andy Warhol.