Locations: Paris, Los Angeles

Kanye can thank Stanescu for introducing him to Joseph Dirand, an architect and designer who combines early Viennese modernist influences with contemporary flairs. In his Vogue profile, Kanye claims that Dirand "taught me about Corbusier and Jeanneret and Perriand, but he gets everything—bases everything off of Versailles." Along with Stanescu, Dirand is working on Kanye's Paris home. He was also called in to help Yeezy with his place in Los Angeles. Outside of his work for Kanye, Dirand has created store concepts for Alexander Wang, Balmain, and Rick Owens.