A private tour of the remarkable homes of the world’s great couturiers, stylists, muses and fashion personalities
Some of the most celebrated figures of fashion – Chanel, Alaïa, Blahník, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, Kenzo and Missoni – are known for their public image and their outstanding designs. But what kind of world have they cultivated behind closed doors?
Ivan Terestchenko’s intimate photographs revel in the décor, works of art and the personal collections of some of the world’s most inspirational fashion figures. Some interiors, such as Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment at 31 rue Cambon, Paris, are legendary, while others are wildly unconventional. For some, home is a sanctuary, for others a place of reflection and inspiration; but in every case, the surroundings of these creative spirits reveal their enjoyment of textiles, art, space and light.
From Nicole Farhi’s Queen Anne house in the heart of Hampstead to Giorgio Armani’s luxurious alpine retreat and Loulou de la Falaise’s deceptively simple French farmhouse, here is an inspiring first-hand tour of the spaces and places created by some of fashion’s biggest names.
* > Ivan Terestchenko’s photographs have appeared in many notable journals and publications, including The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé, also published by Thames & Hudson.