To the Max

Photo by Dean Kaufman

Chances are your dorm room never looked like this.

Calling his Hoyt-Bowne room “a space fit for Thurston Howell III,” New York magazine last spring handpicked Maximilian Sinsteden C’10 and his interpretation of dorm living, complete with chandelier, Oriental rugs and curated tie-and-scarf collection, for an article about young designers. How does Sinsteden, a French and art history major who has already launched a design firm, feel about his work generating far more online comments than the other six designers featured, including Jason Wu, designer of Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown? “All that made it such great fun. I think what struck people was not just that I was so young, but that I was so traditional.”


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