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What a Fashion-Obsessed Former Rich Kid of Instagram Has in His Closet

You can find Ezra J. Williams decked out in glitter at all of fashion’s biggest shows, events, and after-parties. New York.

By: Tara Gonzalez
Styling: Monique Kamargo, Tara Gonzalez
Photography: Alec Kugler

A young socialite who lives in a West Village town house, Ezra J. Williams attends all of fashion’s biggest events, considers furry Gucci loafers a wardrobe staple, and can sometimes be found relaxing in his Fendi-decorated living room, which is complete with framed photos of him and Nicky Hilton on a mantel. It’s enough to make one ask: How, exactly, did this charmed life come to be?

The son of an Indonesian real estate mogul, Williams’ move to NYC was inspired equally by his acceptance to NYU and his admiration for Carrie Bradshaw. His over-the-top style is largely comprised of designer pieces most people are too afraid to wear, like sequin disco-ball-esque Margiela boots and densely studded Saint Laurent leather jackets. There are a lot of things Williams spots from the front rows of fashion weeks and decides he needs, whether he plans to actually wear them or not. Pointing to an array of statement garments hanging behind glass doors in his walk-in closet, he says,  “I just needed those!” Nothing is too shiny, fuzzy, or excessive for Williams. His motto goes something like this: If you love it, just buy it, and figure out the details later.

Of course, a concept like that is easy for someone who starred in the reality show Rich Kids of Instagram—a fact that would read obnoxious if Williams wasn’t so genuinely nice. His personality is best captured by an Instagram video that shows him spinning around in bedazzled Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses to an upbeat electronic song with the caption “Love and good vibes only.” That same energy has garnered Williams BFF status with everyone from Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson to Real Housewife Kyle Richards to almost everyone he meets—as long as they’re on the guest list of whatever exclusive event he’s at. (Not for any other reason than that’s where he spends most of his time.) If you happen to find yourself at one of these parties, we guarantee you’ll spot him quickly and easily in an outfit that’s louder than anyone else’s in the room.

Click through to see all the shiny pieces he bought straight off the runways in Paris, New York, and Milan, and learn about how he puts together his outfits, who his favorite designers are, and what he considers the best fashion events he’s ever attended.