Rebecca Minkoff’s apartment via One Kings Lane
Fashion designers — they’re just like us, right? If their homes look anything like the couture collections currently tromping down the New York Fashion Week runway, probably not. Still, we can’t help wondering about the decorating habits of the world’s most celebrated designers. From minimal mansions to maxed-out penthouses, these fashion-forward spaces are as creative and cultivated as the designers who live in them.
1. Ralph Lauren
A true pioneer of the fashion world, Ralph Lauren is celebrated for both his couture and his interior design chops. The style guru has a number of properties, but his Colorado ranch is the greatest reflection of the rugged Americana look that he’s famous for.
2. Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff’s Brooklyn brownstone is a perfect counterpoint to her city-chic fashion aesthetic — modern, down-to-earth and effortlessly stylish.
3. Derek Lam
Derek Lam has a knack for gracefully bringing together opposite elements, and it shows in his space. An English roll sofa and a traditional, velvet upholstered armchair blend seamlessly with modern and contemporary pieces.
4. Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein is just as cool today as he was in the 90s and so is the modernist Fire Island home where he used to spend his summers. Designed by architect Horace Gifford, this space has all the pared-down style and liberated spirit of Klein’s clothes.
5. Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg is famous for her iconic wrap dress and its endless range of patterns and colors. A peek inside her Manhattan apartment and office space makes it crystal clear that eclectic prints are her specialty.
6. Rick Owens
Structured, minimalist, and edgy are just a few words that describe Rick Owens’ elusive aesthetic, and his Paris apartment is no different. One glance at his furniture and you have to wonder, is it art or an object? We’re thinking it’s all a little bit of both.
7. Kenzo Takada
A blend of traditional Japanese and European influences abound in Kenzo Takada’s Paris home. Though the space feels more formal than his often quirky designs, his upbeat yet sophisticated style shines through.
8. Jenni Kayne
One glimpse into Jenni Kayne’s neutral-toned Beverly Hills house and it’s clear that her signature style is laid-back modern meets California cool.
9. Raf Simons
Heading up design for the likes of Christian Dior and Jil Sander, Raf Simon’s style is totally visible in his Antwerp apartment. Filled with raw, graphic art and mid-century modern furniture, it’s easy to see where his inspiration comes from.
10. Christian Dior
Russian influences fill the small cottage on the grounds of Christian Dior’s Normandy villa. Personally, we think it looks like the inside of a faberge egg or a gingerbread house.
11. Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs’ art-filled townhouse is costumed in provocative paintings and statues that recall his sometimes controversial, always edgy clothing designs.