Back in October 2016, esteemed fashion designer Alexander Wang sold his swanky TriBeCa loft for $3.5 million in anticipation of a move to a new West Chelsea pad.

Although Wang moved several months ago, he only recently opened up his home to photographers in an early August interview with Architectural Digest. 


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Wang was just 22 years old when he made a splash in the fashion industry by bringing urban streetwear to the runway.

In addition to his cutting-edge clothing, the famous designer was also known for his outrageous after parties. For Wang, now 30, his West Chelsea relocation signifies a departure from those early days and a move into a more established home.


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Compared to his old TriBeCa loft, Wang’s new West Chelsea home is a more refined, sleek, polished, and “unapologetically grown-up” space.

“It was time for a grown-up apartment that had a view, separate rooms, and a little outdoor space, something more cozy and intimate,” Wang explains.


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To help him design his new apartment, Wang also enlisted his longtime friend and famous architect Ryan Korban.

“It’s a real love/hate relationship, but I wouldn’t have it any other way, it’s like working with family,” admits Wang, who has partnered with Korban on multiple residences and office and commercial spaces.

In his interview with Architectural Digest, Wang also joked that, “I first said the theme of the project should be ‘50 shades of black.” Wang, whose fashion collections almost always feature black, designed his apartment with a noticeable lack of color, featuring black, wood-stained floors throughout the space.


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Korban also convinced Wang to leave all of his old furniture at his TriBeCa apartment and instead opt to buy custom-fitted pieces for his new West Chelsea place.

The result are “suede walls, playful horsehair sconces by Apparatus, parchment-framed mirrors, and Mies van der Rohe dining-room chairs dressed in sheared mink.”

Wang isn’t throwing the outrageous after parties of his youth, “I’m doing a lot more grown-up entertaining these days,” Wang says, “and this place makes that possible.”