The Sleek Belgian Supermodel Opens Up Her Chic Antwerp Apartment
Face of Hugo Boss, muse to Gaia Repossi and dedicated charity ambassador, supermodel Anouck Lepère found time to welcome photographer Estelle Hanania into her elegant Antwerp apartment. A tasteful blend of old meets new, Lepère’s home offsets Moroccan rugs sourced at Antwerp’s vintage market Kloosterstraat with a bespoke lily pad-like spiral staircase made by Belgian architecture company Import-Export. On her travels around the globe, Lepère always scours whatever city she lands in for star pieces to add to her collection, so each one is imbued with a special story of how it fell into her hands. “The beautiful lacquered Japanese bowls are from Tokyo,” says the Belgian beauty, who has fronted campaigns for Missoni, Chanel and Peter Pilotto and been photographed by the likes of Patrick Demarchelier and Mario Testino. “I got them as a present while I was working with Shiseido.” One of Louis Vuitton’s latest Amble Ambassadors, Lepère originally studied to be an architect at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and still harbors a design-conscious eye. “When I was younger my family went on amazing holidays in farfetched places with the accent on cultural richness,” says Lepère. “I’ve seen a lot of the world and try to take inspiration from wherever I go.”
See Anouck’s guide to Antwerp on the Louis Vuitton Amble application here.