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Les Carnets d’Inès

French fashion model (among other roles) Inès (Marie Lætitia Églantine Isabelle de Seignard) de la Fressange was born on August 11, 1957. Her father was a member of the French nobility and a stockbroker and her Argentinean mother was a … Continue reading

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La Femme à Paris

Several months ago, I wrote about an exhibit at the musée d’Orsay that married the paintings of the Impressionists with the fashions shown in them. It’s now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and I treated myself … Continue reading

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En vogue

The must-see exhibit in Paris this spring is free. The Paris City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) is hosting “Paris Haute Couture” featuring the most beautiful pieces selected from the musée Galliera as well as other prestigious institutions, many of which … Continue reading

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Mannequins – Corps de la mode

The musée Galliera is holding another exhibit hors-les-murs at the ultra-modern Docks – Cité de la mode et du Design. It’s entitled Mannequins – Corps de la mode (mankan kor duh lah mowed) which means “Models – Bodies of Fashion.” … Continue reading

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Les Chiffres de Fashion Week

It’s Fashion Week in Paris once again. I loved this illustration from Le Monde that shows Les Chiffres de Fashion Week (lay shefruh duh Fashion Week) or “The Figures of Fashion Week.” These aren’t the model’s figures we’re talking about … Continue reading

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Contre son gré

If you enjoy fashion, you will find plenty to interest you in Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in your Closet. Admittedly, I live under a rock as we don’t have a functioning TV, so you probably … Continue reading

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La Rosée du matin

So another prêt-à-porter Fashion Week has taken its final bows on the catwalks of Paris. Although I wasn’t there (students, classes, cats), I’ve followed the highlights from home. The designs that impressed me the most were by Vanessa Bruno.  She … Continue reading

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Les femmes pulpeuses

It’s almost fall, and for me fall equals fashion. If you’re looking at the September issue of a fashion magazine, you may notice that the model on the cover looks a little, well, rounder than in the past. According to … Continue reading

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À gogo

French fashion designer André Courrèges was born on March 9, 1923. He is best known for his space-age collection launched in 1964. He was trained as an engineer before switching to fashion. His clothes featured geometric shapes, bright colors, and … Continue reading

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Tiré à quatre épingles

  Paul Poiret (April 20, 1879 to April 30, 1944) was a French fashion designer who was one of those rags to riches to rags stories. His father was a cloth merchant and the family lived in Les Halles, the … Continue reading

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