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Minaudière Clutch bags – IT bags !

Minaudière Clutch bags – IT bags !

Minaudières are box clutches that are small enough to hold in one hand. They are dainty, lightweight, and are designed to hold just a few items such as lipstick, cash, and credit cards. Minaudieres are bigger than eyeglass cases, but are similar in shape and build…

Fondation Pierre Bergé- Yves Saint Laurent – a must see fashion museum in Paris, France

Fondation Pierre Bergé- Yves Saint Laurent – a must see fashion museum in Paris, France

The relationship between the late designer Yves St Laurent and his longtime life and business partner, Pierre Bergé, was chronicled in the film L’Amour Fou (Crazy Love). The foundation started in 2002, when St Laurent announced his retirement, with the stated goal to “conserve the 5,000 Haute Couture garments and 15,000 Haute Couture accessories as well as more than 50,000 drawings and assorted objects that bear witness to 40 years of Yves Saint Laurent’s creativity.” Needless to say, there are a lot of exhibits of St Laurent’s work, but the space also shows works from contemporary artists who were inspired by the designer and his life. If you are in Paris, it’s a must see museum. Please check on our e-shop for YSL items for sale.

Givenchy – Meghan Markle Wedding Dress

Givenchy – Meghan Markle Wedding Dress

Meghan Markle surprised us when she showed up to her royal wedding wearing a French brand, Givenchy.

Her wedding dress was not vintage but the style was the most classical. But who was Givenchy? Hubert de Givenchy was only 25 when he opened his own couture house in 1952. Training under Schiaparelli and Jacques Fath previously, Givenchy’s greatest influence came from Balenciaga whom he had a close, personal relationship with. Starting in 1954 with the movie Sabrina, Givenchy designed for Audrey Hepburn and he continued to design for her throughout her career, a partnership that developed into a lifelong friendship that influenced style. In 1968 Givenchy started a ready-to-wear line, Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique and in the late 1970s he introduced a Givenchy Sport line.

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