Raised in France, Frederic Gasser was immersed in the country’s haute culture, with luminaries like Thierry Mugler and Karl Lagerfeld seeking his mother’s artistry in prints and textiles for their collections. Continuing a lifelong design addiction, Gasser later built a reputation as a sought after antiques dealer. Fast-forward to today, and the multi-faceted talent is teamed with bespoke watchmaker Bernard Richards Manufacture (BRM). Fearing’s, Bolsa, and Gemma.” Levi’s and Lucchese with bespoke pieces from BRM and Hadleigh’s, today’s expert creates a one-of-a-kind personal style. “Hadleigh’s marvelous work is a testament to my great friend, Ed Shaikh,” Gasser notes of the Highland Park clothier. “He’s also patient enough to deal with my penchant for details.” Gaetano Pesce and Eames. “I prefer modern haunts like Scott + Cooner, B&B Italia, and Design Within Reach.” Joule Hotel’s Taschen bookstore to stock up on inspiration, noting, “Growing up in Paris with a Mum designer gave me a deep appreciation for craftsmanship. As design becomes increasingly generic, I’m constantly searching for new resources and innovations.” Dallas Opera and The Modern in Fort Worth (pictured) are among my favorite stops,” Gasser concludes. “I love art, and creative venues are my go-to destinations, whether I’m entertaining friends from abroad, or simply seeking a respite.” Anniversary Watch image, credit BRM-Manufacture.com. Additional images via individual restaurants and retailers.