How A Blanket Saved Stephanie Seymour’s Marriage
This side of a few months ago, supermodel Stephanie Seymour was going through a pretty nastily publicized divorce with her billionaire husband Peter Brant. But Seymour says a Navajo blanket brought the both of them back from the brink of lawyer craziness and anger at each other.
Seymour, who’s on the cover of May’s issue of Town and Country, told the magazine that seeing a special patterned blanket among Brant’s things made her realize that the “dirty fight” she was engaged in with him was not only not worth it, but also not necessary.
“The ‘dirty fight’ is all about winning, not healing,” Seymour said. “It’s fueled by people you’re paying. It is the lawyers talking and not you . . . ” When she called a truce with publishing magnate Brant, she returned a Navajo blanket that he’d loved to him. “Let’s get rid of all of these people,” Seymour recalls saying. “I have more confidence in you, and I would hope that deep down you would have more confidence in me, that we can work this out.”
While we’re sure the Navajo blanket we have pictured above is nothing like the one Seymour gave back to Brant (they have billions, we have Google image search, you do the math), it does sort of represent what we love about clothes — and indeed all comfy textiles — in general. We don’t like to get sentimental about our various textiles all too often, but we do think it’s sort of special that this couple, who’d been on the verge of cutting each other for a year, could be brought back together by a blanket.
But Seymour says they’ve still got work to do:
“Of course we’re in therapy,” she said. “And then I have my own therapist, and the kids have theirs, and there is nothing wrong with this.”
Maybe they should just get more blankets?
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