Tag Archives: Dior

Petits mains

When I saw the fabulous Dior exhibit at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs a few years ago, one of my favorite parts was the display of miniature couture models. During World War II, Dior sent scaled-down, perfect copies of couture … Continue reading

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Le clou du spectacle

The Louis Vuitton fashion show at the Paris 2012 Spring ready-to-wear show was presented by artistic director Marc Jacobs, who is popularly assumed to be the front runner for the top job at Dior. The fashions, in ice-cream shades of … Continue reading

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La mode se démode, le style jamais

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was born on August 19, 1883. Few designers achieved the name recognition and design impact of the petite couturiere. She was born to illiterate parents – a market stall holder and a washer woman – in the … Continue reading

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La liberté s’arrête là où commence celle d’autrui

Laetitia Casta, model, actress, and national symbol, was born on May 11, 1978. Frequently rated as one of the most beautiful women in the world, she was first discovered by a photographer while she was on a family vacation in … Continue reading

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Poisson d’avril

You may have noticed that my blog was off-line for the past couple of weeks. During this time, I recorded a soon-to-be hit single and did a photo shoot as the new face of Dior. Really. Really? If you believed … Continue reading

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Poule de luxe

Forbes magazine just named Bernard Arnault the richest man in Europe and the fourth richest internationally with a fortune estimated at 41 billion dollars. Arnaud is the head of LVMH, the luxury goods conglomerate that includes Louis Vuitton, Moët-Hennessy, Veuve … Continue reading

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Trop, c’est trop

Dior CEO Sidney Toledano announced today that the fashion house was formally and immediately parting company with John Galliano in the wake of the release of a video featuring the chief designer in a drunken, anti-Semitic rant. This decision could … Continue reading

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C’est un fleuron à votre couronne

I don’t know about your high school career day, but mine did not include the option to learn about being a plumassier. What, pray tell, is that? A plumassier is a skilled artisan who crafts flowers, trims, or entire garments … Continue reading

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Se mettre sur son trente et un

The French expression se mettre sur son trente et un (suh metruh sir soh trent ay uhn), “to put one’s 31” has a vague origin, but one of my French friends told me that the expression is now used to refer to … Continue reading

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