When the iron gates roll open to Philipp Plein’s villa in Cannes, it’s like stepping onto an extravagant movie set.
In the palm-lined courtyard, a luxury fleet is ready to roll, including a gold Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, a Bentley, an Audi A8 and a matte black Range Rover.
Behind glass garage doors – under a neon sign that reads “Every Weapon Needs a Master” – a Ferrari F12 and Lamborghini Aventador wait. Next to the garage, a three-meter, bright red gorilla beats his chest, standing on a pedestal labeled “King of the Jungle.”
Indeed, Mr. Plein would seem to be the German king of high-end flashy fashion — and he has the expensive taste to prove it.