Designers are always producing runways that have us oooo-ing and ahh-ing over the latest fashion craze. Their whole creative mind is put on display when the catwalks premiere in February and September. But what is behind the scenes for these designers? Where do they find inspiration? What are their daily lives like outside the tents of Bryant Park? Well, CFDA is taking us one step closer to the designers by printing a book made up entirely of designer’s home interiors. That’s right, you can now flip through the pages of a book that will take you right inside Donna Karan’s spiritual mecca of an apartment, Carolina Herrera’s Upper East Side excellence and Ralph Lauren’s mid-western ranch.
“This is the ultimate voyeuristic journey,” the book’s author, Rima Suqi, said. “If you are a New Yorker, and like me, are always looking into people’s windows if the lights are on, this will feel very similar, except that they are all the homes of fashion designers.”
Most of the images in the book have been published before in various glossy magazines however, this is the first time they will all appear together. That means I can finally bin that huge file I’ve been saving of my favourite designers’ homes! Yippee!
The book will cost $65 with all proceeds benefiting the CFDA. Look for it this fall in bookstores around the world.
Here a few images I’ve kept around as my own inspiration from fashion designer’s interiors:
Jill Stuart’s from Elle Decor
Badgley Mischka from Elle Decor
Anna Sui’s Closet from Elle Decor.
Ralph Lauren from Architectural Digest.
Donna Karan’s retreat from Architectural Digest.