Style File: LANVIN

Jeanne Lanvin. Born in Paris in 1867. She was the eldest of 11 children and began work as a child delivering hats for a milliner on Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré. Her love of sewing for her daughter’s dolls grew into an incredibly successful couture business. In 1909, Jeanne became a member of the Dressmaker’s Union,…

Style File: SAINT LAURENT PARIS

What do you know about Saint Laurent the brand? You might know the current creative director is Hedi Slimane, a pouty, super skinny, wide-eyed guy wearing a skinny black tie. You may have heard about the huge media storm he created when he moved the heritage Parisian atelier to Los Angeles. You may have discovered…

Courrèges

“Courrèges is tomorrow—begun today.” Vogue headlined this quote as they introduced their readers to Courrèges in 1965. André Courrèges was a relative newcomer to the Paris couture scene and unveiled a visionary collection unlike any the haute monde had seen before During the zealous 1960s, this inventor of the famous little white dress and short-skirt enthusiast…