It is most girls’ dreams to have walk-in closets but most of us just have to do with a simple chest of drawers and a single cupboard bursting with clothes that mostly need some sort of sewing job done on them. Whereas celebrity closets are the size of most of our main bedrooms (en-suites included) and because celebs do not have time to keep order in their designer chaos, they hire people to organise their couture clothing according to season, style and colour. And then there are those celebrities who have separate closets for shoes, jeans, dresses, jackets and accessories. These stories are not from fairytales. They are real-life tales that may cause some upset so please brace yourselves ladies.
Inside Celebrity Walk-In Closets
Tamara Mellon, founder of Jimmy Choos, has a walk-in closet just for her 400 pairs of shoes. The shoes are arranged by a private company who send in stylists to organise celebrity shoe and clothing closets when the owner has to run out and buy more footwear. Tamara’s shoe closet cannot accommodate all her shoes so she has many that are still in boxes. She keeps photos attached to the boxes making the shoes inside easily identifiable. And just when you thought you could not possibly turn greener with envy, it turns out Tamara’s designer footwear is co-ordinated according to colour and style. She also has a walk-in closet for her jeans and everything is colour co-ordinated according to season and style.
The famous Anna Sui has a second apartment on the top floor, in the same building as her one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, which is home to another walk-in closet that houses this celebrity’s overflow of fashion garments. Sui is famous for many of her designs, and particularly for her perfumes, but now she is going to be known as the woman who has an apartment for her walk-in closet.
Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of legendary Estee Lauder cosmetics queen and celebrity, decorated her walk-in closet around her celebrity grandmother’s elegant taste. The chandelier and 1970’s desk are all classic accessories that compliment Aerin’s taste of clothing. All her clothing in her walk-in closet are soft colours and designs that along with the decor are a step back in time, making her closet fit the part in Narnia.
These celebrities know just how to make a girl turn green with sheer jealousy. The idea that one can have an entire room and enough clothes to fill that room is beyond comprehension for most of us. One has to wonder what percentage of the clothing in those celebrity closets are actually utilized? How much they got for free, and if they would not mind donating their excess designer clothes to us mere mortals?
Vida Denning is a freelance writer who has one closet for shoes, accessories, jeans, jackets, tops and dresses. Included are her two prized silk blouses, one of which has a baby food stain on it.