He may not be a household name, but renowned architect Peter Marino has played a key role in shaping the image of some of the world’s top luxury brands, designing stores for the most elite names in the business. He’s the man behind any Louis Vuitton, Dior, or Chanel boutique that you’ve ever visited.
So it makes perfect sense that the Financial Times invited Marino to speak at the dinner portion of last week’s FT Business of Luxury Summit at the Plaza Hotel. There, clad in his signature all-leather duds, he sat down in discussion with the paper’s fashion editor Vanessa Freidman to speak about the notable artwork he’s commissioned for his bespoke boutiques. “I think luxury brands want people to equate anything exquisite in life with their product,” Marino said of the reasoning behind his design hallmark.