Inside Jason Wu’s Midcentury-Modern-Inspired Home

Inside Jason Wu’s Midcentury-Modern-Inspired Home

His apartment is so flawless it inspired his fragrance.

Alec Kugler
If you expected Jason Wu—the man behind some of the most beautiful clothing being made today—to have a home that is anything less than stunning, allow us to correct that misconception. The TriBeCa space is just as pristine and elegant as his collection, even with two sweet, very fuzzy cats running around—Wu matched his grey cats to his grey furniture to keep things looking neat.

Both his home and line are heavily inspired by the ’50s, and not coincidentally, the same era influenced his fragrance. In fact, Wu, whose background is in product design, enlisted his interior designer, Andre Mellone, to conceptualize the bottle—a project unlike anything else Mellone has worked on. Sleek and modern, it fits perfectly into Wu’s personal collection of brass objects. The main thing we were struck by after visiting with Wu is how totally seamless his personal universe is, and it’s one we undoubtedly want to live in too.

If smelling like Jason Wu’s vision will help us live his vision, count us in.

Click through to hear about his design sense, how he developed the fragrance, and the childhood memory that influenced the scent.

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“When we were designing my apartment, I told him, ‘I want everything grey,’ I’m obsessed with grey. I have a collection called Grey Jason Wu. I love grey flannel. My old apartment is just like this—it’s grey flannel everywhere, namely because I’m obsessed with the Jeffrey Beene Grey Flannel fragrance, which I came across in the ’90s, and it comes with a little grey flannel pouch. That’s when I started with my grey flannel obsession. This apartment is pretty grey. The curtains are grey, but another reason my apartment is mostly grey is because my cats are both grey, and it’s much easier to maintain when there’s no color contrast between animals and furniture [laughs].”
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