Throughout history France, especially Paris, was known very well for its clothing industry, dating all the way back to the 1500s
Today, there are elite lines of fashion originating from France’s very own designers such as Pierre Cardin, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint-Laurent and Daniel Hechter just to name a few. These designers like Louis Vuitton who lived in the 1800s are now the names of multi-billion dollar fashion companies that are situated around the world!
France introduced “Haute-Couture”, which directly translated into English means, ‘high-sewing’ or ‘high-fashion’, to the world as early the mid-19th century. It refers to a genre of very elite fashion that screams quality and detail! Using only the best quality fabrics, the outfits of your choice are tailor made, with exquisite attention to detail.
Top French Designers
- Coco Chanel: 1883-1971
- André Courrèges: 1923-2016
- Karl Lagerfeld: 1933 -
- René Lacoste: 1904-1996
- Hubert de Givenchy: 1927-
- Christian Louboutin: 1963 -
- Louis Vuitton: 1821 - 1892
- Yves Saint Laurent: 1936 - 2008
- Jean Paul Gaultier: 1952 -
- Christian Dior: 1905 - c.1957
- Pierre Cardin: 1922 -
- Cristóbal Balenciaga: 1895 - 1972