Famous French Clothing Designers

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Many famous French clothing designers have left their mark on the world of fashion over the years. Find out about famous French clothing designers with help from a fashion and retail professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Hilary Arthur from ArthurandDaughters.com, here in ArthurandDaughters.com studio to talk to you about two world famous French clothing designers. So today we're talking about two famous French designers and two of their key signature looks. We're going to start with a Chanel suit which is a classic and essential for every woman's wardrobe. Coco Chanel was a revolutionary in her time because she freed women from corsets and constraining clothes and gave them sports wear. She gave them separates and you can see this beautiful jacket and skirt still looks pulled together as a set and can also be broken apart and worn separately. Women today still love this suit. The jacket looks amazing with a pair of jeans or even with its matching skirt. Another famous French designer that doesn't get quite as much attention as Chanel but is equally important is Mr. Cristobal Balenciaga. Balenciaga was actually a Spaniard, but he worked in France and created many of his signature creations there. The House of Belenciaga has a very signature shape. Mr. Cristobal Balenciaga loved to use volume and he loved for the clothing to really stand away from the body. And that's exhibited here in this strong rounded shoulder and all this beautiful seam detail. Also in the back, the jacket has these beautiful seams that create a rounded shoulder and a rounded shape in the back. The designer that now helms the House of Balenciaga is Nicholas Guestier, a Frenchman who love to still work with these old ideas that Mr. Balenciaga originally worked with in the house, this idea of volume and shape that stands away from the body. And he takes those old ideas and re-imagines them in jackets such as this. This particular jacket is made of neoprene which is the type of material that used by surfers in their body suits. So it's a very modern fabric and, but the shape is really a nod to the heritage of the House of Balenciaga. I'm Hilary Athur from ArthurandDaughters.com, and those are two famous French clothing designers.


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