It's hard for me to reconcile stretchy orange stirrup pants with a sable coat, but then The 1% have always had a unique sense of style. I'm assuming that's the social strata that occupied the tellingly named 'Imperia II' kitchen back in 1965. Nothing says 'elegance' like ornate, medallion-like handles centered on raised-panel doors—with the possible exception of faux-fur-covered cabinets, which is exactly what the unfortunately-worded headline of this ad promises.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.