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There's more than a touch of voyeurism involved in peeking into a celebrity's closet. But for those hardcore organizers, it's more about the systems they use, or eschew in some cases. Let's go in...

In Olivia Wilde's closet, an über-rococo glass vanity, black chandelier and flokati rug are contrasted by rustic cabin-style wood walls and industrial pipe fixtures.

Creative director of J.Crew and the high priestess of personal, livable style, Jenna Lyons can't be expected to have a run-of-the-mill closet. In her previous home, Lyons converted a bedroom in her Brooklyn townhouse into a fashion shrine, proving her ability to think outside the box.

Aerin Lauder rarely puts a foot wrong stylistically. Touches of gold, like the glam circa-1970 desk by Gabriella Crespi, are trademarks in her tastefully curated Manhattan boudoir. The silk curtains, hand-painted wallpaper and blue chandelier (a trademark Estée Lauder hue) are a persuasive case for creating lavish private spaces to recharge.

Known for her all-American looks, model Maggie Rizer adds a fresh touch with an open window (it helps to air out clothes) and a simple bouquet in her closet.

Open shoe storage and strips of hanging hats make it easy for Jessica Alba to morph into a fashion chameleon. Notice how she places the heels facing opposite directions — it takes up less space and makes them easier to identify.

Eclectic and a touch zany, the Manhattan closet of fashion designer Anna Sui is a perfect expression of her look. She's a fan of putting Polaroids on her shoeboxes to identify the contents.

Ok, let's talk accessories. When you're a fashionista like Rachel Zoe, every beyond major bauble has its place on multiple slide-out trays.

No surprise that Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon has one of the most enviable shoe closets known to man, or woman, and on those heels she's tall enough to reach the top shelf.

We couldn't forget the guys. Here is Nate Berkus' NYC closet, with grey Directoire-inspired millwork that's so handsome and functional, even he calls it "a fantasy."

See more Chic Closets & Dressing Rooms in our photo gallery.

Photo credits:
1. InStyle.com, photography by William Waldron
2. When She Walks blog
3. Harpersbazaar.com, photography by Anders Overgaard
4. Celebbest.com, photography by Molly DeCoudreaux
5. Design Time & Scene blog
6. Elle Decor, photography by Eric Boman
7. Bead Up blog
8. Dressed to Kill Austin blog
9. Decor Pad

Author: 

Wendy Jacob

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