A true and very unusual French tale!

Lavinia’s extraordinary French discovery The scene is a small French market town on a quiet Sunday. They are holding a ‘Vide Grenier’ which can be translated as a Market Sale or perhaps Car Boot Sale. Lavinia has spent at least two hours looking for old french fashion prints which she has been collecting for several … Continued

Birth of the female fashion trade in Europe

Unusual origins evolved for the fashion houses of today! Up until the late seventeenth century garments for ladies were made by men. These designers were not considered mentionable, and therefore many of their designs were anonymous.  In old French journals and fashion books, it is hard to find the names of the actual designers on … Continued