Lela Rose, wearing a look from her Spring 2014 collection, walks down a small stairwell into her closet. Photography by Kelly Stuart for Hearst Digital.
When fashion designer Lela Rose gets dressed it's a red carpet affair, literally. Her New York City townhouse, designed by the architects at , boasts a huge walk-in closet complete with flooring fit for a movie premiere. The contemporary closet is large enough to house all of Rose's favorite dresses, most from her label, and her equally extensive, envy-inducing shoe collection (Celine, Valentino, Charlotte Olympia, Manolo Blahnik... swoon!).
A rack of dresses wearing Rose's custom "hanger hats." Photography by Kelly Stuart for Hearst Digital.
Rose's tip for keeping a closet clutter-free and cohesive: hanger hats. What are "hanger hats" you might be wondering? They're just pieces of fabric sewn to partially cover a garment when hung (Rose makes her hanger hats herself with leftover fabric). "They separate my dresses so they're not piled on top of each other getting wrinkled," she says of her crafty clothing protectors. There's also the visually streamlined look they create amongst the chaos of different prints. "I love that they're monochromatic."
Everything has a designated place inside Rose's generous closet. Photography by Kelly Stuart for Hearst Digital.
Rose stands in front of a series of shelves devoted to shoes. Photography by Kelly Stuart for Hearst Digital.
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