We can privatize a Suite in a big department store where your personal shopper will prepare several outfits for you and share lots of high caliber professional advice.
If your idea is rather to stay away from big names and big budget, you may prefer to discover young designers in le Marais District or around Montmartre.
If you don't know yet what brands or designers you would like to select, your private guide can take you to a famous left bank department store to give you an overview of clothes, styles and designers. Then once your shortlist is ready, she will take you to each of the specific stores.
Another aspect of discovering the world of French fashion is to focus on the craftspeople whose hands and minds shape fashion in France: shoes, feather masters, embroidery , hats etc...your private guide will take you to Palais Royal to visit workshops and vintage Haute Couture houses.
You can include the latest exhibition at either Musee des Arts Décoratifs, Palais Galliera or Dock en Seine. A behind the scene tour of famous jewellers on legendary Place Vendôme can be arranged.
It really all depends on your personal needs and taste, whether you’re after luxury labels or young creators.
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THE WORLD OF FRENCH FASHION
FRENCH LUXURY LABELS OR YOUNG CREATORS
THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER
GRAND PALAIS - APR 01 - AUG 03, 2015
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is a phenomenon that has wowed over a million visitors on its international tour. In the first major exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, we invite you to explore Jean Paul Gaultier's fashion world. With his avant-garde fashion creations and cutting-edge designs, Gaultier has shaped the look of fashion over the last 40 years. His reputation for witty and daring designs and a ceaseless interest in society, identity and a beauty borne of difference has earned him a place in fashion history.
Gaultier is fascinated by world cultures and countercultures, conceiving a new kind of fashion in both the way it is made and worn. Through twists, transformations, transgressions and reinterpretations, he not only erases the boundaries between cultures but also the sexes, redefining the idea of androgyny or subverting fashion codes.
This theatrically-staged exhibition brings together more than 165 cutting-edge couture and ready-to-wear garments including iconic costumes for film and performance from the early 1970s to the present day.
Gaultier’s rich collaborations with renowned artists and photographers such as Miles Aldridge, David LaChapelle, Pierre et Gilles, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, Stéphane Sednaoui, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol are also shown together with footage of catwalk presentations, concerts, music videos, films and dance performances.
The term Haute Couture is protected by law and is defined by the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris based in Paris.
Each year, the regulating commission determines which fashion houses are eligible to be true haute couture houses.
Permanent members are from 15 to 20 (Dior, Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Margiela…), then you have « correspondent members » from foreign countries (ie : Armani, Versace...) and guest members who cannot use the Haute Couture Label.
The criteria for haute couture were established in 1945. To earn the right to call itself a couture house and to use the term haute couture in its advertising and any other way, members must :
design made-to-order for private clients, with one or more fittings
have a workshop (atelier) in Paris that employs at least 20 staff members full-time
create at least 25 original designs every fashion season
be able to present a collection twice a year : in January and July
be sponsored by a member