The border between fashion and interior design is getting looser and looser. I suppose when you are creative you just want to go on and create and it is even more challenging when you walk over to the other side…….. The French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier was asked to come up with a collection to celebrate the 50th birthday of the French furniture house Roche-Bobois. And he sure did………. Seating very a la Gaultier! I am having a hard time visualising getting up from them though, but they are visually very cool and very loungylooking. The group is called Mah Jong Couture His signature of course “Mah Jong Sailor” To the collection comes a few other pieces like this dresser. A room screen, (notice the Madonna nightgown!) If you would like to sleep in Haute Couture you should travel to Milano, Italy of course and take in at the Hotel Maison Moschino, viale Monte Grappa 12, Corso Como The sensational Couture house Moschino has designed the 65 rooms with 16 different topics. And as the brand itself it is very surealistic, a place to sleep and dream in. An Alice in Wonderland for adults. I love the teacup table! Who wouldn’t like to sleep in the room “Life is a bed of roses” I’m sure that could give you some sweet dreams. The lobby n b the lamps in form of dresses. Must have been a very fun project to work with! The icon in the industry of breaking rules and crossing borders certainly is Vivienne Westwood. She has done a wallpaper project together with cole-and-son. They are all based on signature designs from her fashion collections, here the iconic Squiggle print from the Autumn/Winter 81/82 Pirate collection. So want a twist of the Scottish tartan I would go for this. “Cut out lace” from the spring/summer collection 07 “I am expensive” However, I think the Union Jack is the coolest one with the most Westwood feeling to it. As we are speaking Haute Couture I suppose I have to finish in Paris where Ralph Lauren opened his new flagship store this spring at 173 Bld. St. Germain. And the best part of it that you cannot only shop but eat and I wouldn’t mind sit outside on this beautiful terrace. I know where my next lunch in Paris will be at. Bon Appetit!