For the two weeks per year in New York known as Fashion Week, it's hard to avoid hearing fashion design organizations referred to fashion houses: the house of Armani, or the house of Fendi, and so on. But what types of homes are worthy of being the actual domiciles of these taste-making designers?
Unlike actors' mansions that always seem to be going on and off the real estate market, there doesn't seem to be quite as high a turnover among homes of fashion designers. In fact, renowned wrap-dress designer Diane Von Furstenberg loves her Connecticut estate Cloudwalk so much that last year she made arrangements to be buried on the property.
Many of the most-famous fashion moguls' handsomely appointed home spaces and estates are showcased in glossy magazines, but when they are up for sale or rent and are listed online (many of the following were provided by Realtor.com) or in one case open to the public a a museum, it becomes a virtual catwalk. Anyone can peruse the homes of fashion designers from the legendary to the more recent players in the field. Here's a sampling.
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By Colleen Kane