Tony Duquette created costumes and sets for Fred Astaire musicals with Vincente Minnelli at MGM. In his eighties he was creating unique fine jewelry for Tom Ford at Gucci. In between Duquette created acclaimed costumes and sets for theater, opera and ballet, his costumes for the original Broadway production of Camelot having garnered him the prestigious Tony Award for Best Costume.
Duquette was a well-known painter, sculptor and jeweler. His talents as an artist were recognized throughout his life in a series of one-man museum exhibitions across the globe. Most notably in 1951 Duquette was selected by the Louvre Museum in Paris to represent the decorative arts of the middle of the 20th century, the first American ever to have been so honored. Tony Duquette died on September 9th, 1999 after a lifetime of awards and honors.