• Designer Samantha Sleeper Discusses Controversy Over Former Cooper Hewitt Director's Wedding Dress

    1 month ago - By WWD

    Two weeks after Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum director Caroline Baumann was forced to resign over questions of how she procured her wedding dress and venue, the dress' designer Samantha Sleeper insisted there was no impropriety.
    Baumann's forced exit from the museum has created blowback, including the resignation of six of its 17 trustees. Baumann, in a statement Thursday, continued to insist she did nothing improper.
    Sleeper said she first heard from Baumann blindly via an inquiry on her web site in July 2018. The Brooklyn designer said it was “just another client project that...
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