WHY YOUR WALLS ARE SWATHED IN SILK
in 1967, Thompson, who single-handedly revived the ancient art of Thai silk-making, disappeared in the forests of malaysia. His body was never found, but the business he created remains a revelation.
“Tony Duquette was a friend of Jim’s and spent the Thanksgiving before he disappeared at his fabulous Bangkok house [now a museum]. Duquette had won a Tony for costume design for camelot using Jim’s iridescent silks. For me Thai silk is a must. Its jewel tones actually glow.” —Hutton Wilkinson, interior designer