Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home
When amazing and important people in the fashion world go home, what are his or her private surroundings like? This book is a tour into the private residences of couturiers, stylists, muses, and fashion celebrities.
You’ll peek inside Coco Chanel’s apartment at 31 rue Cambon, visit Giorgio Armani’s chalet and take in the simple French apartment of Loulou de La Falaise.
Some designer’s homes in this book include: Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin, Kenzo Takada, Kevin Carrigan and fifteen more influencers. Many live in Paris but there are also residences in New York, Avignon, Luxor, St. Moritz and more.
Frescoes, atrium's, glass tables and special architectural details, such as elevators, wooden ceilings, huge windows, and spiral staircases decorate these homes. One residence in particular—that of Maxime de La Falaise—demonstrates a beautiful example of an over-the-top Bohemian life with mixed patterns, decorated lampshades, stuffed and dumpy couches and ornate furniture.
Looking for inspiration for aged walls, French primitives and country style? You have to see the residence of Irene and Giorgio Silvagni. The Florence home of Laudomia Pucci has breath-taking spatial properties, intricate chandeliers, and ornate ceilings. A must-see.
You would expect Manolo Blahnik’s Bath, England home to be classical and it does not disappoint. Greek elements abound, outstanding Grecian busts here and there, and graceful chairs and decorated walls prettify his home.
A large, over-sized book of “insider” design and stunning photography, in Beyond Chic.
Beyond Chic: Great Fashion designers at Home by Ivan Terestchenko, the Vendome Press, Retail $85.