Step inside the vintage-inspired Paris home of a French fashion designer

The Left Bank abode is très chic
Step inside the vintageinspired Paris home of a French fashion designer

Indeed, it was Sézalory’s prowess at finding diamonds in the rough that kick-started her career in fashion many years ago. Her first online store, the project that would eventually evolve into Sézane, was entirely dedicated to vintage. Every month she would drop a selection of 100 pieces of carefully curated clothing, which would sell out immediately to Parisian It girls and the like. In fact, Sézalory is reviving this business model with her latest project, Les Composantes, her first foray into interiors featuring newly designed home accessories in addition to vintage pieces released similarly each month.

Unsurprisingly, Sézalory used her own home to test-drive the new collection. Pieces can be found scattered across the flat: a burgundy ceramic lamp with a pleated, balloon-like shade in the turquoise-painted office; jewel-toned cushions paired with a floral patterned quilt in the serene bedroom; and a wood sculpture of a girl by sculptor Guénolée Courcoux in the dining room, one of the several artisans and artists Les Composantes has collaborated with on the brand’s first launch.

But according to Sézalory, despite the wealth of beautiful objects and furniture at her disposal, it still took her quite a while to get things just right. “A house has to feel lived in,” she explains. “It’s a never-ending process. Every year it just becomes better—and more like yourself.”