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5. Louis Féraud Haute Couture (founded in 1955)

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5. Louis Féraud Haute Couture (founded in 1955)


Chic suits and sophisticated French tailoring are the signature of Féraud, whose slogan is "Louis Féraud adore les femmes" (Louis Féraud adores women). Louis Féraud, who was born in Arles 1920, first set up a couture boutique in Cannes in 1955, which was patronized by movie stars. In 1960 he sets up his couture house in Paris and presents his first official collection. Féraud becomes known as the designer who dressed Brigitte Bardot in many movies. His clothes were worn by Joan Collins during her 'Dynasty' and 'Dallas' periods. Catherine Deneuve and Kim Novak also were Féraud clients and enjoyed his glamorous and wearable clothes.

Yvan Mispelaere is Féraud's new artistic director. 33-year old Mispelaere grew up in the Normandy where he spent his childhood making dresses for his sister's Barbie dolls. After his studies, Mispelaere has spent a number of years with various French and Italian couturiers and fashion designers. In 1989, he started training with Claude Montana who was head of Haute


Yvan Mispelaere of Féraud
©  Photo  by Chales Duprat
Couture at the House of Lanvin at the time. After spending five years as Montana's assistant, Yvan Mispelaere goes to Rome to work for Italian 'la dolce vita' couturier Valentino in 1994. Valentino is also a correspondent member of the French Haute Couture chamber. After enjoying Valentino's glamour and style for 4 years, Mispelaere is wooed away by Prada to Milan in 1998. He made the Milanese label more femine and luxurious.
 

©  Louis Féraud Haute Couture
Spring-Summer  2001
© Photo by Féraud Haute Couture

©  Louis Féraud Haute Couture
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©  Louis Féraud Haute Couture
Spring-Summer  2001
© Photo by Féraud Haute Couture

After 6 years of travel Mispelaere returns to Paris at a time where the legend of the Parisian woman is being revived. As artistic director of Féraud he finds fulfilment in designing a typically French style, which speaks of femininity and frivolity. Féraud is now part of the Dutch group Secon. Apart from haute couture, Féraud is also known for its ready-to-wear line, its wedding dresses, tableware and jewellery. 

Address for Haute Couture Clients (by appointment only): Louis Féraud, Contact Ms. Diane Loury, 21 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, Phone: +33-1-42.33.93.18 (general number), Website: Féraud has no website yet

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