More and more, runway royalty like Armani, Gucci, Versace are channeling their talents into curated home collections. Here, we bring you some of the "haute"-est looks around.
The Met Gala. The Oscars. The Golden Globes. These events are my Super Bowl. Instead of a grabbing of beer, I'm pouring a glass of champagne, and it isn't "Go Team!" I'm shouting... it's "You go girl!" Yes, when a superstar or supermodel rocks the red carpet/runway in a winning look, that's my idea of a touchdown.
Fortunately, an all-star team of fashion's winning designers - the very same names that are mentioned over and over when celebs are asked "Who are you wearing? - have expanded their brands into the home category. The collections are as glamorous and chic as you'd expect from such major talents with impeccable taste and refinement, which means you can flaunt amazing style with your interiors as well as your wardrobe. Whether it's a showstopping sofa, a gorgeous accent pillow, an exquisite table setting, or an eye-catching candle, almost anyone can create his or her own unforgettable fashion moment at home.
When it comes to understated elegance, Giorgio Armani, the king of arguably the largest and most successful fashion empire of all time, reigns supreme. Perched atop an X-base of Canaletto walnut, the Limited Edition Club Bar Cabinet is fronted with hand-lacquered doors in swirling shades of blue, gold, and gray with petite brass knobs. Price and dealer info available at armani.com/casa
Gucci's design aesthetic is fierce, and so are your walls when papered with Gucci's Tiger Face Print Wallpaper, bearing images of one of the most powerful creatures in the animal kingdom. $200; gucci.com
The notoriously brazen and sexy Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace had everyone from Princess Diana to Tupac in his friendship circle, and to this day, the Hadid sisters, The Jonas Brothers, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, longtime pal Elton John, and countless others continue to rock his frocks. Versace Home picks up where Gianni left off, with sensual pieces like this Medusa Accent Table, featuring the signature gold Versace brand logo. Price and dealer info available at: versace.com
Award-winning British fashion designer Matthew Williamson is noted for looks that feature prismatic colors and intricate patterns, leading to an effortless transition into interior design. His home fragrance collection includes these Reed Diffusers, created in collaboration with Fragrance Group London in five scents inspired by Williamson's world travels. £55; matthewwilliamson.com
Nothing defines Missoni more than the colorful chevron pattern you see on the upscale Italian fashion house's knitwear, coats, scarves and swimsuits. The Vinci Cylinder Pouf, in iridescent yarn-dyed jacquard, is no exception. $778; missoni.com
Kaleidoscopic, geometric Pucci prints are a pop icon started in the 1960s when they first became all the rage, and their popularity hasn't waned since. Florentine designer Emilio Pucci's inimitable designs have left their mark on fashion history, and now, home decor too. Silk-lined Aqua and Yellow Ochhi Print Blanket made in Italy, $1,235; emiliopucci.com
The Italian fashion house of Fendi has long been known for its glamorous, cosmopolitan take on fashion. Fendi Casa's Icon Bed, dramatized by an ecru, vertically padded headboard and smart polished brass accents, showcases the look that's drawn so many adoring fans to the brand. Price and availability through Luxury Living Group; luxurylivinggroup.com
Hermes is a deity of Greek mythology, so it kinda makes sense that the Hermès Paris brand, most notably, its coveted Kelly Bag, is literally worshiped by fashionistas and socialites alike. Think how powerful that is as you consider a Hermès piece like the Karumi Triangular Stool, simply structured in lightweight bamboo, for your living environment. $7,700; hermes.com
photography: Phillipe Lacombe
Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades invites renowned designers to create imaginative and functional furnishings and objects, which the French fashion house (est. 1854) then crafts with its signature elegance and panache. The annual event has interiors aficionados (and design editors like yours truly) clamoring to see the latest collection. Last year, LV welcomed its first American designer, Andrew Kudless, to join its elite ranks, and his strapping Swell Wave Suspended Shelf swept us away like a riptide. $37,000; us.louisvuitton.com
When one remarks on French fashion designer Christian Lacroix, rarely do the words "absolutely fabulous" not follow. His theatrical designs have graced museum exhibitions, the runway, and even the aisle (Christina Aguilera wore a Lacroix gown at her wedding.) For the rest of us, something as small yet significant as the Toucan Mix Pillow lets us bring a little Lacroix into our lives. $190; bergdorfgoodman.com
I'd imagine by now there are only a few who aren't aware that Ralph Lauren Home is a thing. Maybe your bedroom already boasts the quintessential American fashion designer's bedding and wallpaper (in addition to your having worn a Polo collared shirt at some point or another). But perhaps you didn't know it was possible to enjoy coffee with Mr. Lauren every morning if you've got this Ralph's Coffee Cup and Saucer in your kitchen cabinet. $35; ralphlauren.com
Ever since 2004 when American fashion designer Tory Burch came on the scene, her unmistakable golden double-T logo, whether it adorns a handbag, belt, or sandals, has been turning heads. Tory also turned tabletop designer when she created the Lettuce Ware Covered Tureen, among other dining essentials in the vintage motif, collaborating with the estate of potter Dodie Thayer, once hostess to Jackie O. and otherwise known as the “Pottery Queen of Palm Beach.” Burch's iteration of the collectible status symbol is delicately molded and painted by hand. $358; toryburch.com
And last but not least, I'd be remiss if I didn't give a shout out to the daughter-in-law of living legend fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. Though she might not have revolutionized women's fashion by inventing the wrap dress, a brilliant garment that (seriously!) flatters any figure, Alexandra von Furstenberg has brought something to the table that's worth an honorable mention i.m.o. ...
Los Angeles-based designer Alexandra von Furstenberg takes acrylic to the edge with AVF, a furniture and home accents collection inclusive of every rainbow color. How cute is this set of Bolt Dining Rings in multi-neon to electrify your napkins and light up your table setting? Set of six, $345; alexandravonfurstenberg.com