Belle époque et Années folles

The first modern Parisian couturier house is generally considered the work of the Englishman Charles Frederick Worth.

Chambre Syndicale de la Couture

The number of employed models was limited to seventy-five and designers often substituted materials in order to comply with wartime shortages.

La Belle Époque

The French public's nostalgia for the Belle Époque period was based largely on the peace and prosperity connected with it in retrospect.

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

The fashion houses have been traditionally situated since the 17th century in the quarter around the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Other areas, such as Le Marais, a traditional Jewish quarter, have also included the clothing industry.