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Francine du Plessix grew up in New York City with glamorous parents, the power couple Alexander Liberman (her stepfather), editorial director of Condé Nast, and the aristocratic Tatiana du Plessix, milliner to high society. They were both Russian émigrés who entertained grandly at their Manhattan townhouse. Francine won a scholarship to the Spence School and studied philosophy and religion at Bryn Mawr and Barnard. In 1957, after a brief career in fashion publishing, she married Cleve Gray, a painter. The couple had two sons and lived in a Connecticut farmshouse. Francine du Plessix Gray worked as a reporter and has written numerous books, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated At Home With the Marquis de Sade: A Life (1998) and a memoir, Them (2005), that chronicled "the chimeric world of couture" her parents inhabited.
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