Our favourite part of the job when scouring the globe for the store is eveningwear. Le Louvre is known Australia-wide for the most exquisite, whimsical, sophisticated and exclusive gowns and occasional wear. Our 95-year history is sprinkled with partnerships with the best historical fashion houses, Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe, the original Balmain, Captain Molyneux and now Valentino, Saint Laurent, Lanvin and Marchesa.
With nineteenth-century eccentric aristocrat Marchesa Casiti as their muse, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig brought to life the icon’s grandiose vision of being a living work of art. Red-carpet stunners and paparazzi-friendly cocktail attire are Marchesa’s stock in trade, with intricate craftsmanship and whimsical flourishes quickly becoming house signatures.
The only label to have designed wedding dresses for both Jackie O. and J. Lo, Valentino is synonymous with opulence, extravagance, and drama. In business since 1960 and with the founder’s departure in 2007 that broke the fashion world’s heart now Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli reign supreme.
Founded in 1961 it is considered one of the world’s most prominent fashion houses and known for its modern and iconic pieces, such as its tuxedo jackets for women. Now with Hedi Slimane at the helm, Saint Laurent Paris is going from strength to strength. The highest fashion stakes with sex-appeal and a bit of grunge. Hot.