As Fashion Week kicks off in cities around the world, photographers, beauty experts and editors flood to all the major fashion corners of the map to celebrate the latest collections from old and new fashion lines. Whether you get the chance to experience it first hand or are a more casual Instagram observer, you’ll undoubtedly walk away with a renewed sense of inspiration and appreciation for the level of detail and craftsmanship that goes into each piece.
We too love good design (and hotels), so we couldn’t help but think of all the glamorous fashion-iconic places you can stay whilst flitting around the cities in your best-dressed attire. From Coco Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, these are the properties with the best designer suites in the world.
It might just be every girl’s dream to spend the night away in Gabrielle Chanel’s home furnished with rock crystal chandeliers and an impressive art collection. Okay, maybe everyone’s dream.
Located on the second floor of The Ritz Paris, this 188-metre suite was decorated and designed by Coco Chanel herself with interiors intimately reflecting her current brand today. Think gilded mirrors and black and white hues throughout. A true rêve devenu réalité…
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It’s no question who the Grand Piano Suite at Claridges was named after with its bold, elegant and timeless flair. It’s a delight for the eye with pops of colour, patterned fabrics, a marble fireplace and (the biggest finale) a grand piano.
And your stay wouldn’t be complete without a black leather-topped private bar with snacks and drinks right at your fingertips.
The original fashion-house hotel, Palazzo Versace is located in the heart of Gold Coast, Australia with all 200 bedrooms and 72 condominiums closely mirroring the vision of late Gianni Versace. All are light-filled with bespoke Versace accents.
Added bonus? Versace opened up a second location in Dubai which is as equally jaw-dropping as the Gold Coast.
There’s truly no hotel offering such passionate insight into the world of fashion as Portrait Firenze. Pop into the Ferragamo Museum to browse the extensive shoe collection created for some of the biggest names in show business and beyond by Ferragamo himself.
“From luxurious lounges to splendid terraces with views all over Florence, each space pays homage to ’50s beauty and to the genius of a founding father of ‘Made in Italy'” – Salvatore Ferragamo
When you don’t want just one designer suite, but the whole lot, Armani Hotel Milano is it. A collection created from one of the biggest names in fashion, Armani knows how to tailor stays for even the most pampered fashion go-ers with their latest spa treatments at Face & Care.
Afterwards, head up to the balcony to see the city of Milan illuminated under the night sky.
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Royal Mansour celebrates the country’s heritage with culinary arts, local craftsmanship and sculptured plaster work. The monumental entrance itself will set you in a world of wonder.
But what we really love about it is the way it unlocks the world of long-time resident, Yves Saint Laurent, with a two-night stay at Royal Mansour promising fast-track access to the YSL Museum, Berber Museum, and Majorelle Gardens – including a glimpse into the designer’s home at Villa Oasis.
Replete in warm greys and subtle pinks, staying in this suite is an undeniable introduction to the oh-so-chic world of Christian Dior. Holed up in the St Regis Hotel, New York, the glam Dior Suite sends you straight back to Paris with tall ceilings and crown moldings.
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A tropical oasis for when you want to get away from the city. DVF’s been known to dip her toes in her fair share of interior design so it’s no surprise she brought it to Hayman Island.
If you’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for DVF’s fabric design and soft finishes, look no further than the luxury penthouses at One&Only Hayman Island in Queensland, Australia.