In a 2,700-square-foot apartment previously owned by French architect Jacques Carlu, Gaultier is the third fashion designer given the opportunity to re-envision it. Jacques Carlu was the architect of the Palais de Chaillot in the 1930s, across from the Eiffel Tower, where the
<a href="http://www.citechaillot.fr/">Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine</a>,
and a slew of other museums now occupy. Before Gaultier, the apartment had been transformed into a classy white party by Martin Margiela in 2009 and a Baroque wonderland by Christian Lacroix in 2008.