Space of the Week: The Gentlemen Are Still Sending Her Roses

If Rosamond Bernier had not been born, she would have been invented as a heroine in a French Romantic novel. Her life has been a series of adventures including co-founding the French magazine L’Oeil in 1955, marrying the erudite writer John Russell, and creating a moveable feast of a lecture series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Finally, at age 95, she has found the time to write a memoir. The cover photograph of Rosamond Bernier: Some of My Lives was taken in 1947 by Erwin Blumenfeld; that is Rosamond lying in Madame de Sévigné’s bed. “The cover my dear publisher [Farrar, Straus & Giroux] suggested was completely dull,” she says. Photo: Courtesy Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Space of the Week: The Gentlemen Are Still Sendin […]