Originally published in the September/October 2015 issue of Robb Report Home & Style as “Some Like It Haute”
Between the clothes that fashion designers create and the environments they live in, there is little boundary. The Iberian opulence of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s home in Orléans, France, was of a piece with his intricately beaded toreador jackets. Looking at the 1954 “bubble dress” by Pierre Cardin, one sees why the avant-garde designer acquired the Antti Lovag–designed “Bubble Palace” property on the French Riviera. And Karl Lagerfeld’s black and white, industrial-chic Paris apartment hews to his aesthetic—that of a fictional, shadowy underworld genius, who, like the villainous Blofeld of early James Bond films, comes accessorized with a snowy white cat.
So it goes for the style arbiters on these pages: Michael Sieger, CEO and designer of the German fashion-accessories brand Sieger; Lorena Sarbu, the couturier from Romania whose headquarters is in Los Angeles; and Philipp Plein, the Switzerland-based designer whose eponymous fashion house outfits men, women, and children. Each of their homes is dressed to the nines in its owner’s distinct style.