60 Minutes is interviewing American architect Peter Marino who is known for his commercial work for retailers (Barneys) and fashion designers (Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Donna Karan, et al) around the world. He is also known for wearing head-to-toe black leather ensembles. In the 1970s, after graduating from Cornell University, Marino was working for straight-laced firms including Skidmore, Owings & Merrill when artist Andy Warhol became a client. Marino renovated Warhol’s townhouse on the Upper East Side and later his famous Factory at 860 Broadway.
Andy Warhol wrote about Marino in his diary in 1977: ”I can’t figure Peter out. He’s nutty. I told him how he owed his whole life and architecture career to us — how we gave him his first job — took him out of his business knickers and gave him his long pants, and he said that well now he was in Armani suits and that we sure didn’t put him in those.” Peter Marino will be interviewed on 60 Minutes on Sunday, April 2 at 7pm on CBS.