Suzie Frankfurt

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Suzie Frankfurt (August 21, 1931 – January 7, 2005) was a prominent American interior decorator. Suzanne was an employee at the advertising agency Young & Rubicam in 1955, where she met her husband, company director Stephen Frankfurt. Stephen also worked as a film title designer. The two wed the next year and conceived two boys, later divorcing in 1968.

She was also an early collaborator and lifelong friend of Andy Warhol. The two came to meet in 1959 at art exhibit in the New York Plaza Hotel.

Frankfurt popularized 18th and 19th-century Russian furniture among corporate raiders of the '70s and '80s, whose client list included Robert Redford, Robert Mapplethorpe, and David L. Paul, a Florida bank chairman convicted of paying Suzie some $389,000 in bank funds to decorate his home. Frankfurt was also known for hosting celebrity-filled cocktail parties inside her five-story, 16-room Manhattan townhouse and whose interior designs appeared frequently in Architectural Digest and the New York Times.

Suzie died on January 7, 2005, after arising complications from a brain tumor.