March 19, 2009, - 3:08 pm

I Love My Gaudy Saddam-Esque Closet: Guess the Political Affiliation

By Debbie Schlussel
As I read this piece on Nancy Gansky and her gauche closet, I thought to myself, I’ll bet she’s a liberal. You know–the same liberals who are always wailing about the “excesses” of the Reagan years and the 1980s. You know–the same limo libs, voted for Mr. “Spread the Wealth.” Send your hard-earned tax dollars to the poor and spend her hubby’s money (she doesn’t work) on a new house . . . for her shoes.
Whaddya think? Was I right about her political affiliation? (Hint: The answer is at the bottom of this entry.)

The fabulosity in Nancy Gansky’s 300-square-foot closet is in its precision.
Hanging rods in the honey-wood and translucent-glass cabinets are 55 inches from the floor — that means the entire wardrobe of the 5-foot-1-inch stay-at-home mom is at eye level. It also means Gansky doesn’t have to stand on her tiptoes to stack sunkist-orange Hermes boxes or steal glances at the captain-of-the-cheerleaders trophy she earned at Merion Mercy Academy.


Hypocrite: Nacy Calabrese Gansky Inside Her Closet

“My closet houses things that are precious to me,” said Gansky, 43. “It was designed by me and for me … for my lifestyle. For the way I live.”
Three gleaming expandable valet bars are attached to the cabinets in the far side of the room; they mark Gansky’s packing station. There, a swiveling chocolate-brown ottoman sits beneath a sparkling chandelier.
This is the spot where Gansky determines how her Tory Burch cardigans look with her AG (Adriano Goldschmied) corduroys.
It took Gansky more than a year to get the cream-colored closet of her Ft. Washington, Pa., home just right. At first, the area was earmarked for a smaller closet for her husband, David. But when Gansky saw the 18-foot ceilings, she seized it. It could be entered from her bedroom or her 150-square-foot sitting room, complete with fireplace, flat-screen television and desk.
The area is Y-shaped. At the top of the Y, there are two walls of built-in shelves on either side of the aisle. One is filled with shoes; the other, with pocketbooks. Each wall is separated into smaller shelves and cubbyholes. The Jimmy Choos, Ferragamos, Manolo Blahniks, and Hermes Birkin bags live here. . . .
The center of the closet is dedicated to Gansky’s workout and casual clothing, as well as a 16-drawer dresser that holds accessories, delicates and unmentionables. . . .
The tail of the Y is dedicated to designer jeans and pants. Cocktail dresses hang in cabinets that are 70 inches from the floor — after all, Badgley Mischka gowns can be long. . . .
“When people see my closet, they usually say, ‘This is your closet? It’s the size of a bedroom,’ ” Gansky said. “But I’ve always loved fashion. And this space is important to me. It’s my haven.” . . .
“There is a little bag my aunt gave me. It’s small and brown with solid black stitching with my initials, N.C. (Her maiden name is Calabrese.) And there is also my First Communion dress. . . .
Any closet regrets?
“I wish I had a big, beautiful stained-glass window in here. But I was worried that the light would damage my clothes. Still, I wish I had one built in.”

After reading this, you probably don’t need my help in establishing this woman’s political affiliation, but in case you do.
Guess to whose campaign Ms. Thang donated?
And then there’s this:

Also in the picture mix are Gansky with Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.

Yup. Hypocrite, with a capital “H.”

5 Responses

If you live like that, don’t begrudge others who do!

NormanF on March 19, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Reminds me of last night when I say Duke Coach K saying about Obama, “I love the guy. I think he’s gonna do great things.”
Coach K is a mean-spirited, foul-mouthed bully who petitioned the NCAA to have losses when he was out with an illness assigned to his assistant coach’s record, intimidates officials, bends the recruiting rules, ignores and/or demeans most of the press except for the few national reporters from who he can count on favorable coverage, believes he should be beyond reproach and has made a fortune through salary, sneaker endorsements, advertising and media endeavors while exploiting the real talents of athletes who get to “play for the love of the game” and the wonders of a Duke “education.”
But he “loves” Obama, so he’s such an enlightened fellow. That’s all it takes to qualify as one of the “good” people these days.

4infidels on March 19, 2009 at 5:28 pm

300 square feet is about the size of a two car garage. Very feaking full of bling!

Richard on March 19, 2009 at 10:00 pm

I would love to give her a tour of a VA hospital-have her meet some Heroes who could use our help-let’s see if she thinks her tacky closet is still worth it.

mindy1 on March 21, 2009 at 10:50 am

    hi this is danielle gansky, Nancy’s* daughter. Its funny how by just reading an article you assume that she does not work, and does not do charity. You could not be further from the truth. My mother has donated a lot of her time to numerous causes, and does not want or need recognition. I wouldnt belive everthing you hear online. YOU have no IDEA what your writing about my mother earned every penny. LETS SEE.. you sit at a computer all day making fun of people and judging them… so from what i actually know about you your not such a great person but my mother is. your welcome <3 (:

    danielle gansky on September 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm

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