Fragonard: All in the Family

Almost everyone has heard of the painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a major 18th-century French artist, but few know that he was born in Grasse, France’s perfume capital, and the son of a maître gantier et...

Saved Silk

Jewelry, clothing and home accessories made from silk remnants produced by one of Italy's finest silk companies.

Nelly Saunier, Plumassière

Nelly Saunier is most often to be found perched in her tiny atelier near the Parc Montsouris in Paris surrounded by an exotic array of peacock tails, ostrich plumes and radiant-hued hummingbird feathers. The...

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...

The Yves Saint Laurent Cahier de Coloriage

A top buy published to coincide with the YSL retrospective exhibit at the Petit Palais.

Spring Scents: Charlotte Gainsbourg for Balenciaga

Spring Scents   Birkin's daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg, whose father was the late French singer, musician and provocateur Serge Gainsbourg, has grown up to become an actress, singer and serious style icon in her own right. Her friend Nicolas...