The couture industry maybe based in Paris, but it also boasts a number of prominent French and international clients who call the city home.
Clockwise: French model Naomie Lenoir photographed backstage at the Gaultier Paris Fall/Winter 2007-2008 show. Lillian Bettencourt, arguably the richest woman in France, she is the only child of Eugène Schueller the founder of L’Oréal, and inherited his entire fortune upon his death; Kirat Young, the former model and Paris based accessories designer with Brazilian couture client Bethy Lagardere at Valentino’s 45th anniversary celebrations in Rome; Paloma Picasso pictured in Yves Saint Laurent haute couture; seated at the Paris Opera from left is Bethy Lagardere, Ms. Monique Lang, Ms. Antonio Mayrink-Veiga & Nan Legeai; Comtesse Jacqueline de Ribes & Nan Legeai; Couture connoisseur Bethy Lagardere with her husband French businessman Jean-Luc Lagardere; Paloma Picasso pictured at fittings chez Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix. During the 80’s and 90’s Picasso was a prominent couture customer at Saint Laurent (with whom she maintained a close friendship), Lacroix and Dior.
© THE POLYGLOT (all rights reserved) CHICAGO-PARIS