Carlos Souza Part One: New York
Even though Valentino doesn’t show during New York fashion week, he’s still a huge presence in the city and his Director of Public Relations, Carlos Souza has an apartment here. If you think it was easy to hate Diane von Furstenberg for her amazing homes, then you’re really going to hate Carlos Souza! This native of Brazil is a former model and has a home in Rome, two in Brazil and his pied-a-terre in New York seen here.
I thought Carlos Souza was also the perfect follow up to Diane von Furstenberg because you can see his love of travel reflected in the mementos that are displayed throughout his apartment. I think very personal objects are what exemplifies great and interesting design. I want to someone to say that table is from their grandmother, that sculpture was from a trip to Asia and that painting was picked up from the Paris flea market, not that an interior designer picked everything out. And such is the case with Souza…although he did have a little help.