Fashion writer Holly Brubach has done what many apartment sellers probably wish they could do: 1) she sold her 39 Worth Street apartment to designer Alexander Wang and 2) went back eight months later to check out what Wang's done to the place. She writes up her tour of her old place, led by Wang and decorator Ryan Korban, in W. What she sees: "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. An entire black menagerie seemed to have given their lives for the privilege of a place in the home of New York’s hottest downtown fashion designer." For what design ideals did they make that sacrifice? Says Korban: "I'm trying to bring a sexiness to everything I do." If zebra rugs are what it takes, NYC apartments are already there.
· A tour of Alexander Wang's Tribeca loft [W Magazine]