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...

Book Reviews: Along Came Coco, A Story about Coco Chanel

A spirited waif with dreams of flounces and fame rising through haute couture's echelons, one daring crop pantalon at a time, Coco Chanel's rags-to-riches journey is the stuff of bedtime stories. Add to this...

My Life in Paris: Fashion Victim

After a case of mistaken identity, Theadora Brack plays paparazzo at Paris Fashion Week My name is Theadora, I say, flashing both smile and postage-stamp-sized invitation on its ribbon. Never one to hide my delight,...

Discount Designer Shopping: La Vallée Village Presents “La Vie en Rose”

Summer hit its peak on the sizzling streets of Paris, so I escaped to La Vallée Village and its air-conditioned boutiques to experience "La Vie en Rose". Pink and sparkling, "La Vie en Rose"...

Book Reviews: Dior and his Decorators by Maureen Footer

As Christian Dior's friends, muses and (largely unrecognised) mentors, Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy played quite the hand in shaping the couturier's empire and 'New Look' fashions. It was Grandpierre who masterminded not only...

Made in France: VERBREUIL Launches Line of Men’s Accessories

Fans of the Parisian haute maroquinerie house will be pleased to learn that VERBREUIL has launched a men's collection. Due to popular demand-- VERBREUIL received requests about men's accessories for years-- the maison recently...

Read the Signs: Allée Sonia Rykiel in Paris

The iconic designer was immortalised in 2018 With her unmistakable hairstyle, Sonia Rykiel was a legend in France, an iconic fashion designer whose name was synonymous with knits, sequins and elongated silhouettes. Through her demodé philosophy,...

Naughty and Nice: 10 Picks for Christmas Shopping in Paris

From France’s best beauty secrets and beetles that gleam like jewels to the sweetest bonbons and mustard on tap, Lindsey Johnstone finds there’s nowhere better than Paris to fill that Christmas stocking with some...