A New Book Goes Beyond Chic With Top Fashion Designers At Home
(All photos © Ivan Terestchenko. Courtesy of Vendome Press.)From Azzedine Alaïa's glass-ceiling loft in Paris to the "studied disarray" of Manolo Blahnik's Victorian countryside estate in Bath, photographer and author Ivan Terestchenko has been documenting the residences of the fashion elite for the past two decades.
A pair of crystal wall sconces above a striped sofa in Manolo Blahnik's English countryside abode.In Beyond Chic: Great Fashion Designers at Home, a collection of intimate house tours of iconic personalities such as Yves Saint Laurent, Reed Krakoff, and Laudomia Pucci, Terestchenko draws parallels between the aesthetics of renowned fashion companies and their creators' interior stylings.
A sparce, earth-walled bedroom brightened by woven textiles in Christian Louboutin's retreat in Luxor, Egypt.The visual study is more than just a discussion about decor. "Their homes are where they find inspiration, nourish their creativity, nurse their doubts," he writes. "It is the less public face of their world; it speaks eloquently of who they are when alone."
A glittering gold mirror adds panache to the library of Reed Krakoff's Upper East Side townhouse.