I love Gilles Mendel’s couture gowns. They are glamorous, handcrafted, red-carpet quality, and the quintessential elegance. So when I saw a feature of his Manhattan apartment with interiors by David Mann in Architectural Digest, I thought it would be a great chance to pick into his personal taste in home design. While I was surprised to see Mendel in a high rise glass tower overlooking the High Line in Chelsea, as I expected him to reside in a formal, prewar space, the combination of Mann’s signature black and white palette with some great 20th-century furniture looks like it perfectly fits Mendel’s luxury. Love the wall-mounted Poul Kjærholm leather sofa that works so well with Serge Mouille’s sconce. Photography by Joshua McHugh, courtesy of Architectural Digest.