French Fashion and Perfume Slide 2 Famous French Fashion Designers These designers had a timeless sense of fashion and were able to express themselves through their clothes. Slide 3 Coco Chanel Born August 18, 1883 died January 10, 1971 Founded the Chanel brand Slide 4 Louis Vuitton Born 4 August 1821, died 27 February 1892 Founded the Louis Vuitton Brand Slide 5 Yves Saint Laurent He was one of the greatest fashion names in French history He is credited by being the first designer to use ethnic models in his runway shows and reference non-European looks in his work Slide 6 Christian Dior His family had hoped he would become a diplomat, but he was much more interested in art and fashion He sold some of his fashion sketches outside his house for about 10 cents each. Slide 7 Ren Lacoste Hes known worldwide for creating a famous tennis shirt that can be recognized by its signature crocodile symbol Slide 8 Pierre Cardin He invented the bubble dress in 1954 Slide 9 Thierry Herms Founded the Herms fashion company that specializes in leather, accessories, perfume, and luxury goods Slide 10 Christian Lacroix Critics didnt believe in the type of clothing he was creating so in retaliation he opened up his own boutiques in Paris He is most known for inventing the iconic puffball skirt Slide 11 Jean Paul Gaultier Creative director of Herms from 2003 2010 Slide 12 Famous French Fashion Trends Boots and skinny jeans Ballet flats Rising waist lines Floppy handbags Lacy units Lot of brown, aqua, and taupe Slide 13 French Perfume Examples: Balenciaga Herms Lacoste Guerlain Givenchy Dior Slide 14 Lancme Paris It is a cosmetic house owned by L'Oreal and it was founded in 1935 in France It is endorsed by many prominent actresses and supermodels across the globe Slide 15 Cacharel Created in 1962, it is known for its refinement and elegant scent Slide 16 Fashion Week in France The French Fashion week is held in the Carrousel de Louvre. The expression Haute Couture is, in France, a legally protected name, guaranteeing certain quality standards. French Fashion is usually sophisticated and often understated. Its an interesting mix of masculine and feminine, and sometimes unconventional but still elegant and has a seemingly effortless look.
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