At the invitation of His Majesty the King, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, will pay a state visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 April 2023. The President will be accompanied by his wife Brigitte Macron. -- Dutch Royal Website Agenda Tuesday, April 11 Welcome Ceremony Wreath Laying Ceremony… Continue reading Open Post – French State Visit to the Netherlands (Updated Day 2 Evening)
Hofdame Note: Great minds think alike, don't they say? Just before publishing this, one of my favorite Twitter accounts published a blog post that goes into much greater detail on the designer than we do. Read An Art Historian Around Town's entry here! Madeleine Vionnet was born in Loiret, France, in 1876. She is one… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Madeleine Vionnet and the Duchess of Windsor
“Simplicity and elegance are never boring: you can never get enough of them, and one single detail manages to suggest that touch of gaiety only you have!” Mme Gres Madame Grès was a French couturier, known as the "sphinx of fashion". She was a formally trained sculptor who used soft drapes and pleats to create… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Madame Grès and the Royals
In 1895 four sisters, Marie Callot Gerber, Marthe Callot Bertrand, Regina Callot Tennyson-Chantrell and Joséphine Callot Crimont, opened a modest, but elegant, fashion design house in Paris. It was by no means a frivolous enterprise. They came from a family of textile merchants and had grown up surrounded by beautiful designs and luxe fabrics. Their… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Queen Maud and Callot Soeurs
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