Here at Grazia Daily we absolutely live for details of the lives of the rich and famous. But we were somewhat taken aback to find that the seemingly mild mannered Alexander Wang – you know long haired, teenaged-looking designer of sporty grey marl apparel- apparently lives in animal-skinned splendour to rival that of Paris Hilton or Jackie Collins’ pad!
Take a look. Just for fun, W Magazine sent the previous occupant of the loft apartment, one former New York Times style editor Holly Brubach, up there to a) interview Wang and b) see what the HECKERS he and his interior designer had done with the place. Holly has such a particular way with words, we couldn’t quite fathom whether she was being positive or negative about the apartment, when she was saying things like;
‘Standing in the place where my pantry used to be, I took in the scene: white walls, black velvet couch, black Karl Springer coffee table, black crocodile dining chairs, black Serge Mouille floor lamps, a pair of chairs covered in black goat fur, zebra rugs, a black fox throw.’
THEN when she said this;
‘Accompanied by his decorator, Ryan Korban, Wang led me on a tour. This loft, they claim, is the most personal expression so far of the visual “language” the pair have formulated over the course of five years and two apartments, Wang’s showroom and first store, and the shop-within-shops that serve as worldwide outposts for his brand. “Very rich, very luxe” is Korban’s verdict on the result.’
We interpreted that she didn’t really like it, but didn’t really want to be rude about it in print. Here at Grazia Daily, we think Alexander has done exactly the right thing. After all, what else are you going to fling your money at than a goat hair sofa when you are so self-createdly wealthy at his age? (26)
Are you reading this Henry Holland?