When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

Women's Wear Daily's photo archive of designers and socialites in their homes documents some daring sartorial and interior-decorative choices on the part of people like Catherine Deneuve, Robert Evans, and Yves Saint Laurent. And, for some reason, William F. Buckley.

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

Doesn't Deneuve look divine?

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

Wherever Gloria Vanderbilt is going, I want to follow.

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

In 1969, Karl Lagerfeld was already doing that strange pursed-puffy lips thing.

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

Producer Robert Evans clearly believes there is no such thing as too much velvet.

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

It's decided. Kenneth Jay Lane has the best caftan, ever.

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

And then Christian Dior designer Marc Bohan has the best staircase. Or at least he did in 1973.

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

I want to know what's making Jeanne Moreau look so sad.

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

Like Nancy Reagan, I often pause to laugh haughtily to myself when reading the newspaper. Don't you?

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

The promised, inexplicable, picture of William F. Buckley and his wife, Pat.

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

Maxime de la Falaise, with her sketching and her silk pajamas, clearly has life all figured out.

When Karl Was Young, And Other Stories

The late, great Yves Saint Laurent, pictured at his home in 1983.

Home Sweet Home: Designers' And Socialites' Abodes [WWD]