Fifteen Paris-based fashion designers explain how the city’s atmosphere inspires their creativity.

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Olivier Saillard

Prologue

"It’s not something that’s shouted from the rooftops but historians know it for a fact: Parisian fashion owes much to an Englishman."

Guillaume Henry

Chapter 7

Designer Guillaume Henry has a cinematographic approach to both the city and to fashion. He was born in eastern France but always had his sights set on Paris. “The distance that existed between me and that city of my fantasies spawned a whole set of references in my mind that have constantly nourished my work,” he explains. “My idea of Paris was shaped not by magazines, but by the cinema.” ......

Sarah Andelman

Epilogue

"The fact that so many foreign labels are leaving their native countries to present their collections in France says a lot about Paris’s status in the fashion world."

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