Heavenly Hermès

Book Review: Hermès, Heavenly Days

You won’t be able to resist this elegant collection of Alice Charbin’s whimsical illustrations from her 18-year collaboration with luxury goods icon Hermès. For almost two decades, illustrator Alice Charbin has been inviting people...
Yves Saint Laurent: Icons Of Fashion Design and Photography

Book Review: Yves Saint Laurent, Icons Of Fashion Design and Photography

This is a gorgeous homage to the uncrowned king of haute couture. Originally published in 1988, this new reprint traces the success of Saint Laurent’s haute couture and ready-to-wear designs from 1962 to 1988...
Marché Biron

Marché Biron: Shopping the Legendary Puces de Saint-Ouen outside Paris

“What you can’t touch in Versailles… you can get in Biron.” A beautiful Saturday morning in July and Chez Arnaud is packed with regulars savouring cups of coffee at the entrance to the Marché Biron....
Paris Fashion Flair book

Book Review: Paris, Fashion Flair by Marc-Antoine Coulon

Working for the biggest names in couture, Marc-Antoine Coulon celebrates fashion and the spirit of Paris both on and off the runway in this glamorous and evocative book. The anthology of sketches, collages and...

Book Review: Dior, Moments of Joy

A brief scan of the preface – a psychoanalytical essay on the mechanisms of joy – tells you this is no ordinary fashion coffee-table book. Inspired by Christian Dior's relentless pursuit of happiness (“I...

Hermès Launches New Métier: Announcing the New Beauty Collection

French luxury house Hermès, known for its 181-year-old history of combining exquisite creativity with quality craftsmanship, will soon make its foray into the world of beauty products. The first collection from Hermès Beauty is...

Serious Chic on the Cheap at the Dépôts-Ventes in Paris

The best French fashion needn’t cost the earth. Jennifer Ladonne takes us on a tour of the Paris stores where you can bag a designer bargain for a fraction of the retail price Shopping in...

Book Review: Chanel, The Making of a Collection

Little did journalist Laetitia Cénac and illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme imagine, when they swanned into Chanel’s fabled 31 Rue Cambon atelier in 2018, that they were witnessing the making of Karl Lagerfeld’s final Ready-to-Wear collection...

Eco Threads: French Clothing Brand FAGUO Plants Trees

There's nothing quite like splashing out on new apparel and saving the planet at the same time. With French clothing brand FAGUO, that's precisely what's on the table. Having celebrated their 10th year in...

Christian Dior: In Memory of the New Look

His parents disapproved of his career choice. The Second World War interrupted it. And the crowds bayed for blood when he revealed his New Look. Chloe Govan reveals Christian Dior's roller-coaster ride to success "As...