Francisco Costa imbues his sartorial elegance into his serene, curio-filled 1910s New York City apartment
Step Inside the Elegant Home of Former Calvin Klein's Creative Director
By Cherry Lai
“I have always been attracted to creating things with purpose, function and beauty,” declares Francisco Costa, the lauded former creative director of Calvin Klein’s womenswear who, for 13 years during his helm at the iconic fashion behemoth, translated this decidedly bold yet restrained sensibility into a multitude of timeless sartorial creations and universal acclaim.
A glance through Francisco’s 2,700sqft, three-bedroom apartment, which is spread across a full floor within a 1910-built building in New York City’s Park Avenue, reveals a masterfully curated sanctuary that has captured that same immaculate balance between effortless chic and refined austerity—with a touch of historic flair blended in. “I have always been attracted to limestone buildings and I have also always looked at Emery Roth’s work,” reveals Francisco of the structure’s eminent American architect. “Hence, this caught my attention.” Scroll through the gallery below (Photography:Bjorn Wallander) to enjoy the timeless design: