Feathers and Frills

Feathers were a major focus at the Paris Fall/Winter Haute Couture shows along with frills, flounces, flowers and frou-frou.

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...

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...

n15 Concept Store

Evidence of fashion’s eternal return, the just-opened n15 concept store seamlessly mixes outstanding vintage couture with the latest in prêt-à-porter and accessories, all in a sleek modern interior. Owner Natalia Tooke says she has...

Aux armes , citoyennes. Fauré Le Page bags.

Fauré Le Page, armorer to 18th and 19th century French royals, nobles and revolutionaries, is the latest entry—and one of the best—in the race to resurrect ancient pedigreed French companies and elevate them to...

Couture Cushions: Jean-François Lesage

Jean-François Lesage is descended from three generations of embroiderers and his father is the legendary haute couture brodeur François Lesage. Rather than following in his father's footsteps, embellishing extravagant gowns for Paris fashion houses, the...

Hollington

It’s a mystery: how does Hollington remain one of Paris’s best-kept secrets, with a worldwide mailing list of 14,000 devoted followers and some of the most comfortable, versatile and distinctive men’s clothing in town?...

Graff Collection

An unlikely match at first thought, the exuberant scarves born of the collaboration between suburban Paris graffiti artist Kongo and the venerable French label Hermès are a stunning success. Though one of France’s oldest...

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...