Legendary French Couturiers

Couturier referers to Haute Couture, meaning ‘high fashion’, the creation of exclusive custom clothing. French Fashion Designers have always been known for their high standards when creating new pieces.

Here are some of the most famous French couturiers and couture houses

Chanel

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Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel founded in 1909.  She changed the fashion industry forever with the introduction of the “little black dress.” The House is also well known for the Chanel suit, of course, which is an excellent example of couture sewing techniques.

Dior

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The house of Dior, founded in 1946, is known for launching the “New Look” in 1947, which helped to reestablish Paris as the center of fashion following WWII. Yves Saint-Laurent’s carrear started here when he was promoted to artistic director after the death of Christian Dior in 1957.

Givenchy

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Known for dressing Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’sSabrina and How to Steal a Million, the House of Givenchy is still a popular luxury brand.

Gaultier

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