A Peek Into the Homes of Legendary Fashion Designers

A Peek Into the Homes of Legendary Fashion Designers

Kimber Watson
Sep 13, 2014
Halston's NYC Townhouse, photographed for New York times in 1977.
(Image credit: New York Times via Shrimpton Couture)

As fashion week wraps up, I thought it would be fun to share this post I recently came across. It's an exclusive look into the homes of fashion icons Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, Halston and Karl Lagerfeld. Unlike Coco Chanel’s Parisian apartment or Versace's Miami mansion, it's takes a look into the private lives of prominent fashion designers whose homes are a little less notable, and perhaps, photos you probably haven't seen before. Even if fashion isn't your thing, who doesn't enjoy peeking into the opulent lives of the elite?

Halston's NYC townhouse, pictured above, comes to us from the dazzling disco-era and boy does it show! Once referred to as the “hyperelegant confirmed-bachelor pad” by New York Magazine, this home welcomed in the elite likes of Warhol, Minnelli and Bianca Jagger. So it's only fitting that it was decked out with wall-to-wall grey carpeting, a floating balcony, and a catwalk!

Giorgio Armani's home, in Forte dei Marmi on the Versilia Coast, is probably the most relatable for us here on Apartment Therapy. When renovating the house, the traditional Tuscan farmhouse exterior was left largely unchanged while the interior took on a contemporary, Japanese-inspired design.

Karl Lagerfeld has occupied approximately 20 homes in multiple countries, all decorated in different styles. His Monte Carlo penthouse (shown above) was designed in the style of the Memphis Group, a postmodern Italian design collective. Living there briefly in the 80s, his penthouse was full of furniture and decorative objects designed by the collective which featured bold shapes and bright colors. Quickly tiring of the Memphis style which he called "overmodern," he moved on to his next home in the early 90s.

For more photos and the entire article read, The Interiors of Fashion: Homes of Designers on Shrimpton Curated.

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