25 Stunning Homes of Fashion Designers

See the crisply tailored, beautifully accessorized homes of fashion's biggest names.

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Yves Saint Laurent and Sybil Buck, Paris, France, Jean-Marie Perier, 1995. Offered by Fahey/Klein Gallery.

Away from their respective ateliers, the following fashion creatives seek shelter from the catwalk. Much like their seasonal collections, these designers’ residences display a wide range of influences; a diverse combination of materials, colors and patterns; and a careful balance of aesthetics and function. Scroll down to see some of our favorite high-fashion homes from the likes of Coco Chanel, Raf Simons, Valentino and Stefano Pilati.

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An interior of Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment at 31 Rue Cambon. Chanel lived on the third floor of this four-story townhouse, one level beneath her brand’s atelier. The home’s mirrored staircase is said to have been installed so that Chanel could stand in one place and observe happenings on all floors.

Photo by Stephanie Mark of The Coveteur.


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Crafted specifically to sail between Luxor and his home in Aswan, footwear designer Christian Louboutin’s houseboat delicately floats upon Egypt’s River Nile.

Photo by François Halard via Habitually Chic.

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In New York City’s Meatpacking District, Diane von Furstenberg’s penthouse home reflects her label’s bright colors and exuberant prints. Highlights include this vintage Salvador Dalí sofa.

Photos by François Halard via Architectural Digest.

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The dining room of Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa’s Long Island home features art by Bruce Nauman, William Wegman, and Kim Gordon, alongside George III chairs and a 1920s chandelier.

Photo by William Waldron via Architectural Digest.

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Spare yet sophisticated, Villa Mabrouka in Tangier was Yves Saint Laurent‘s last home. As with many of his residences, Laurent created a fictional inhabitant as a point of reference for the interior design. Here, the designer imagined rooms in which a 1950s English couple had decamped for Morrocco.

Photo by François Halard via New York Times T Magazine.

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In contrast, the Paris apartment shared by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé on the Rue de Babylone was inspired in part by two real-life friends: Marie-Laure and Charles de Noailles, two of the most important arts patrons of the 20th-century.

Photo courtesy Christie’s via The New York Times.

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Valentino Garavani’s Chinese-themed retreat, Château de Wideville, contains a mixture of 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century Asian antiques.

Photo by Simon Watson via Architectural Digest.

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In one of the many vibrant, colorful rooms of Tory Burch’s Manhattan home — designed by Daniel Romualdez — sculptural ceramic lamps offset patterned walls and upholstery.

Photo by Christopher Sturman via Harper’s Bazaar Interiors.

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Tom Ford‘s steel-walled London residence creates a strong, masculine background for Hard Edge paintings, a Milo Baughman table and plush velvet seatings.

Photo courtesy Equilbrium London.

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Set in a 1930s brick building, Thom Browne’s Greenwich Village apartment is furnished with several wood pieces by Jacques Adnet and Dunbar alike. Keeping everything in time is the 1970s Jaeger-LeCoultre clock on the fireplace mantle at center.

Photo by Douglas Friedman via Architectural Digest.

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The living room of Ermenegildo Zegna creative director Stefano Pilati’s Paris duplex is crowned by Charlotte Perriand sconces, while Frank Lloyd Wright chairs bring citrusy color to the room. Pilati’s white boxer Bepi guards the space.

Photo by Björn Wallander via Architectural Digest.

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The Antwerp home of Raf Simons, who heads up design for Christian Dior, is filled with his collection of mid-century modern furniture. “I find it relaxing to be in touch with creations by other people,” Simons has said.

Photo by Ivan Terestchenko via The Wall Street Journal.

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Simultaneously lively and cozy, Ralph Lauren’s Double RL ranch in Colorado is well-stocked with vintage Pendleton and Beacon blankets for at-home movie screenings.

Photo Björn Wallander via Architectural Digest.

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Ralph Lauren’s Bedford, New York pool house is outfitted with 18th-century Chinese vessel lamps.

Photo Björn Wallander via Architectural Digest.

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The Pucci family’s Tuscan estate, Granaiolo, is situated on a 150-acre property in Castelfiorentino, Italy and heavily reflects the brand’s colorful, kaleidoscopic prints.

Photo by Simon Upton via The Wall Street Journal.

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A William Kent table, next to the mantle, and the Louis XVI chairs in the foreground are permanent visitors at Oscar de la Renta’s Connecticut country home.

Photo by François Halard via Vogue.

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Marc Jacobs’ New York (above) and Paris apartments (below) were created by interior design by Paul Fortune, who muses on the spaces: “You really can’t define the style: Is it Paris in the 1930s? Buenos Aires in the 1940s? New York in the 1970s?” Jacobs’ art collection reflects this eclecticism, with works from Ed Ruscha and John Currin side-by-side.

Photos via Paul Fortune.

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Karl Lagerfeld’s apartment in New York’s Gramercy Park neighborhood is decidedly spare, but made warm with tactile elements like a woven throw, vintage rug and distressed dress form.

Photo via Douglas Elliman.

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Jil Sander’s lakeside home in Hamburg makes use of the clean lines seen in her eponymous label. A trio of Hans Wegner chairs echoes her minimalist-but-thoughtful aesthetic.

Photo via The New York Times.

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J.Crew designer Jenna Lyons‘ former home — a 19th-century brownstone — in Park Slope, Brooklyn epitomizes the neighborhood’s old-meets-new charm.

Photo via Sotheby’s.

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Jenni Kayne’s oak and pine-paneled Beverly Hills residence has an easygoing Southern California appeal.

Photo by Roger Davies via Architectural Digest.

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Ole Wanscher armchairs and a 19th-century pedestal table outfit the living room of Issac Mizrahi‘s Greenwich Village abode.

Photo by Jason Schmidt via Architectural Digest.

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Renovated by architect Paul Rudolph, this 19th-century Upper East Side carriage house was once home to 1970s fashion legend Halston.

Photos via Corcoran.

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Lacquer furniture pieces pleasingly contrast with tropical plantings inside one of Giorgio Armani‘s nine homes.

Photo by Gionata Xerra via The New York Times.

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  1. NathanThomas
    | 2 years ago

    Tom Ford sold that house about 10 years ago, he’s now in Regent’s Park . I’m sure steel walls were in at the time but his taste has moved on since then.

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  2. Elliott Banfield
    | 2 years ago

    These are very nice interiors. However, none of them shows a TV, which is an essential element in any modern home. Design principles should accommodate the needs of people. But here, people are accommodating the needs of the designs.

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    • Peter
      | 2 years ago

      Elliott, many of the rooms shown are bedrooms or studies. Neither, in my view, is the place for a television. Surely, there are tv’s (perhaps several) in each of these homes, but to comment on the need to show one is absurd.

    • Leo Jermyn
      | 1 year ago

      In my opinion TVs are great, but should best be hidden away when not being used [preferably in a wardrobe of some sort]. I cannot get why so many people think TVs make great decorative statements.

    • Glynis
      | 10 months ago

      I don’t even have a TV Gx

  3. Elle
    | 2 years ago

    Elliott, I’m guessing there are other rooms for the TVs.

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    • Vuviana
      | 2 years ago

      Elliot, I see your point. I fell we could hang a TV in many of these rooms. A flat screen is part of our daily life.

  4. Victoria Fuller
    | 2 years ago

    What? No mention of the 800 lb gorilla in the room?

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  5. Kathy K
    | 2 years ago

    Talk about eye candy. What a pleasure!

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  6. William J. Totten
    | 2 years ago

    One designer’s home which I’ve never seen is the one time N.Y. townhouse of Donald Brooks. If there are any photos of it still around, it would be worth a look. So beautifully done in cream, black, brick red and a touch of gray. Absolutely timeless and would still hold up today.

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  7. Murielle Arlin
    | 2 years ago

    Please!!! don’t even look at these homes if you are worried about not seeing a TV.

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    | 2 years ago

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  9. crork seo
    | 1 year ago

    ledwdh I regard something genuinely special in this website.

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