September 11, 2012 10:07 AM
Valentino Garavani is a mega-successful designer who is living large in France!
The famed designer opened the doors to his Asian-Inspired Chateau near Paris. The stunning pad, which was built by Louis XIII's finance minister in the 17th century, boasts eight bedrooms and a restored, fully furnished, three-story dovecote.
Garavani, who purchased the property back in 2005, tells Architectural Digest that he collaborated with Henri Samuel while designing the interiors.
Valentino tells AD, "I am quite particular and love to put my nose everywhere. Even if I admire the decorator, I have to say my opinion."
In the sprawling castle, Valentino mixes Asian and Italian antiques. Certainly a place built for the king of fashion!
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