7 Reasons Paris is the Capital of Fashion

Date:06-06-2013 11:40:06 read:6

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London, Milan, Paris and New York are the four major fashion capitals that influence the world of fashion. Paris established itself as Europe’s main center for fashion. Paris has been the center of art and fashion since the most famous fashion houses emerged in Paris. Here are some more reasons as to why Paris is considered the capital of fashion.

1. It houses all the major fashion headquarters

Renowned fashion houses like Céline, Chanel, Chloe, Dior, Givenchy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermès, Donna Karan, Lanvin, Rochas, Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent have their base established in Paris. These names have been influencing the world fashion trends since a long period of time and continue to do so.

2. The biggest fashion week is hosted in Paris

One of the most significant fashion week of the year, the Paris fashion week is handled by the French fashion federation. It’s held semi annually showcasing the spring-summer and autumn-winter collections. It is held much in advance of the season to dictate the fashion trends for the world and the buyers.

3. It has the world’s best shopping streets also known as the ‘Golden Triangle’

The most famous shopping streets in Paris, the Champs Elysées, Avenue Montaigne and George V, are known as the ‘golden triangle. It is a shopping paradise dedicated to the exclusive high fashion labels, clothing and accessories.

4. It gave birth to the rapid growing fashion industry

The fashion industry has been very important in Paris. Since the 17th century the fashion industry has been building its strong base. The term ‘haute couture’ originated in Paris.

5. The city is well-renowned for the most fashionable people

Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Anne Parillaud, Juliette Binoche and Jeanne Moreau are some of the most stylish people that have ever existed. They all have been from Paris.

6. The bikini was invented in Paris

Paris experiments with fashion in all its liberty. The bikini was first engineered by the French automobile engineer Louis Reard and fashion designer Jacques Heim in 1946.

7. It houses the most esteemed fashion schools

The highly reputed ‘Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne’ provides quality education in understanding and learning the art of fashion designing.

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