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Mica Ertegun: 'Should I buy diamonds instead?'
Sitting in the library of an Oxford hotel, Mica Ertegün, now age 88, does not actually say that it’s vulgar to raise the subject of money, but it’s implied. Alas, it is also unavoidable when you have just pledged around £26 million to Oxford University – the largest donation specifically for the humanities in the university’s 900-year history. Mrs Ertegun, a prominent interior designer in New York, is the widow of Ahmet Ertegun, the record mogul who founded Atlantic Records
Mica Ertegun, the Nonagenarian Style Legend Who Shows No Signs of Stopping
PORTRAITS OF STYLE Left, a Horst portrait of Ahmet and Mica Ertegun at Regine’s, in New York City, photographed by Bill Cunningham, 1977. Right, Mica Ertegun in her Manhattan apartment, 1969. Photographs from the Conde Nast archive.