The CEO of Kirna Zabête Has a Closet Full of Dior, Rosie Assoulin, and So Much Gucci

Beth Buccini has one of the biggest designer archives in Coveteur history.

By: Emily Ramshaw
Styling: Emily Ramshaw
Photography: Alec Kugler

By this time, what with her astounding capabilities with interiors and her decisively ingenious beauty routine, oh, and the fact that she runs the single most beloved fashion boutique in New York (and East Hampton, and Philadelphia), you know that Beth Buccini knows what she’s doing. As you might expect, this extends to her wardrobe.

When Buccini gave us a tour of her estate outside Philadelphia, she knew to save the best for last—and was it ever. This is a historical Coveteur moment, guys, because not only does she have the requisite fashion CEO walk-in, but Buccini actually does everyone one better by keeping a secret room behind her closet—which houses her extensive, manically organized designer archive (a collection she’s been working on for the 25-odd years she’s been working in the industry). Hello, lover!

Let’s just say that not only did said archive increase our promised time chez Buccini, it also led us to the discovery of garments and accessories heretofore only seen in 90s Vogue spreads or Sex and the City episodes. Like, for example, a particularly stunning Dior by John Galliano slip dress (Buccini’s first major fashion purchase, for her 30th birthday), or a pair of Manolo Blahnik slides that she bought out of the Mirabella magazine fashion closet for a mere $50 back when she was an editor. Those were the days. Seriously, though. But you better believe that Buccini also has the best of the latest collection as well—including some excellent Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Rosie Assoulin and, well, more Gucci. Please, feast your eyes.

Click through the gallery to read about Buccini’s wedding Choos and her prodigious collection of Balenciaga.