Your closet tells a compelling story—it reveals so much about you, from your personal style to your organizational quirks. Four of New York’s top tastemakers open their inner sanctums, sharing their most covetable collections, hidden treasures and latest obsessions.
Who: Lisa Eryn Silverman
What: Founder, TheseFineWalls
Collector of: Art, particularly photography
Hoarder of: Old-fashioned and interior design magazines
Most cherished: My grandmother’s watches
Favorite places to shop in NYC: Since becoming a mom, I have become more of an online shopper— actually, an app shopper—on my phone! Net-A-Porter, Revolve, Shopbop, Zara and, as always, my mom’s closet.
Favorite fashion designers: They’re always changing, but at the moment Alexander McQueen, Chloé, Alexander Wang, Zimmermann, Helmut Lang and Gucci and Chanel for accessories.
Closet aesthetic: White, clean and open. Practical and fun.
Designed by: Me! We did construction when we moved in, and rebuilding the master closet was part of the project. I designed the layout and we worked with a great contractor, Best & Company, to construct it. Lisa Jacobs from Imagine It Done helped get it beautifully organized.
Best feature: I love that it is an open space connecting my bedroom and bathroom and that I share it with my husband. We spend a lot of time in it!
Special elements: The photography and art. It is a bit of a TheseFineWalls showcase in there!
Who: Pamela Love
What: Jewelry designer
Hoarder of: Hats, vintage T-shirts and antique jewelry Latest obsession: I have been dreaming of this handbag from Maryam Nassir Zadeh with a beaded handle.
Largest quantity: I must have over 100 rings. Shoes come in a close second.
Most cherished: A sweater my grandmother knitted for my mother
Favorite places to shop in NYC: Narnia in Williamsburg for vintage and Bird in Williamsburg for new ready-to-wear and accessories
Favorite designers: Dries Van Noten is my all-time favorite.
Personal style: A big mixture of masculine and feminine. I love dressing up super girly but with some beautiful old Oxfords, for example.
Closet aesthetic: Eclectic Designed by: Genevieve Pavitt
Best feature: A big window facing the park
Special elements: Lots of trinkets from my travels
Who: Simon Huck
What: Founder, Command Entertainment Group
Collector of: Outerwear
Hoarder of: Nothing. I’m constantly editing my closet.
Largest quantity: Yeezys, which are part of my work uniform. They’re wildly comfortable. I have 20 pairs. Too many.
Most cherished: My grandfather’s cuff links
Latest obsession: Gucci silk bombers have been my thing for the past six months. I can’t stop.
Favorite places to shop in NYC: Barneys for a little of everything, Theory for dress shirts, Saint Laurent for jeans and What Goes Around Comes Around for vintage T-shirts
Favorite fashion designers: Virgil Abloh, Thom Browne, Tom Ford
Closet aesthetic: Practical and clean
Designed by: The legendary Michelle Smith of Studio MRS
Curation process: There is not one item in my closet that I have not worn in the last two months, with the exception of my tuxedo.
Best feature: The lighting is fantastic—there is never a question about whether I’m wearing a navy or black blazer.
Who: Marigay McKee What: Executive consultant, MM Luxe Consulting
Collector of: Vintage Chanel, Dior, Hermès and Alaïa
Most cherished: My Teddy Kelly and Picnic Kelly bags— both vintage Hermès. Or my stack of hard Louis Vuitton monogrammed cases.
Largest quantities: 250 pairs of shoes, 100 ats and 150 heels
Favorite places to shop in NYC: I love Kirna Zabête in Soho for the edit and the service and the Moda Operandi townhouse on Madison, as well as Fivestory. All three have a great experience and environment to shop. I love The Row townhouse, too.
Best shoes: I love Yeezys and Common Projects. For going out, Aquazzura, Alaïa and Gianvito Rossi.
Closet aesthetic: Useful, practical and workable, including a long wall with double hanging and a long wall of shelves with a mirror and poue in the center
Designed by: California Closets
Best feature: Pull-out levers so you can hang outts—really useful for packing and choosing outts for events!
Special elements: A small luggage closet where I keep 20 to 30 years of journeys and adventures—old Louis Vuittons mix with newer Tumis, but it’s all in there, the Himalaya backpack, the Kilimanjaro holdall, the Amazon satchel.
Photography by: PHOTOGRAPHY BY WESTON WELLS