The Haute-Couture and Fashion Federation celebrates its 150th anniversary
A little history....
Over the years, Haute-Couture has become a French cultural exception.
Rose Bertin was undoubtedly the instigator under the old regime. At the Grand Mogol established in 1774 on rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, Rose Bertin won the attention of Queen Marie Antoinette, who appreciated her creations. She launched the muslin dress and the opera's fire hat, an extravagance for the time.
Then 100 years later in 1868, it was the English Charles Frédérick Worth who founded the Chambre Syndicale de la confection et de la couture in Paris. A genius of couture, he dressed the famous Sissi and Empress Eugenie.
Then Jeanne Paquin, Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Gabrielle Chanel and others made Paris the City of Elegance and Style; female talents well before the Monsieur Dior or Monsieur de Givenchy.
The Fédération de la haute-couture is currently chaired by Mr Ralph Toledano around personalities such as Pascal Morand or Guillaume de Seynes.
Sup de Luxe wishes the Federation and all its members a happy birthday.
Thibaut de La Rivière