A young socialite who lives in a West Village townhouse, Ezra J. Williams attends all of fashion’s biggest events, considers furry Gucci loafers a wardrobe staple, and can sometimes be found relaxing in his Fendi-decorated living room, which is complete with framed photos of him and Nicky Hilton on a mantel. It’s enough to make one ask: How, exactly, did this charmed life come to be?
The son of an Indonesian real estate mogul, Williams’ move to NYC was inspired equally by his acceptance to NYU and his admiration for Carrie Bradshaw. His over-the-top style is largely comprised of designer pieces most people are too afraid to wear, like sequin disco ball-esque Margiela boots and densely studded Saint Laurent leather jackets. There are a lot of things Williams spots from the front rows of fashion weeks and decides he needs, whether he plans to actually wear them or not. Pointing to an array of statement garments hanging behind glass doors in his walk-in closet, he says, “I just needed those!” Nothing is too shiny, fuzzy, or excessive for Williams. His motto goes something like this: If you love it, just buy it, and figure out the details later.