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October 24 2009 French Culture Newsletter

Bonjour Tous,

I hope everyone is enjoying the colors of autumn. Though the leaves began falling in late August it has been an indian summer, and my winter coat is still happily boxed away in the cave, a walk-in closet in the basement. But if I had to choose a color for the season it would be grey. The sun has been on strike for nearly all of October. C'est Paris, no surprise.

Read about Paris fashion then and now in the latest articles...

Madeleine Vionnet – French Couture in the 1920's
A sampling from Madeline Vionnet’s repertoire is on display at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs. The exposition follows her career through the 20's where women were liberated from their corsets. Her style, using pure lines and a bias cut to hug curves, drastically changed the face of high fashion.

Autumn Fashion on Paris Streets
The pallet is sober with must have pieces from spring returning to greet the fall. Nautical tunics, skinny jeans, blazers and slouchy boots are the uniform.

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Melissa Demiguel, French Culture Editor

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