Tag Archives: Ready-to-wear

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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Rive Gauche

French fashion designer Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent was born on August 1, 1936 in Algeria when it was still a French colony. Saint Laurent’s lineage was as long as his full name; in fact, one of his forbearers presided over … Continue reading

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Seul le style compte

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin was born on July 7, 1922. He was actually born in Italy as “Pietro” to a Venetian family that had been wiped out financially by World War I. They immigrated to France and became citizens. … Continue reading

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