THE HISTORY OF FASHION
& THE BEGINNINGS OF HAUTE COUTURE
Discover Paris’ charming covered passages, linked to the history of shopping, and an elegant royal square on a walk that will take you through fun anecdotes on the history of fashion and the beginnings of Haute Couture. See how current designers have created a revival of the passages and discover what they are showing in their windows... We’ll see a variety of famous designers including Stella McCartney, Kenzo and Jean Paul Gautier, vintage designer clothes, and a boutique devoted to the ‘Little Black Dress’.
Duration - Approximately 2 hours.
YVES St. LAURENT FOUNDATION
A guide will welcome you in the luxurious salons of the Foundation. As a true privilege, you will enter the studio of the great designer, where each collection was born. Your guide will narrate 1001 anecdotes while presenting several original sketches on which you would be able to read the annotations of Mr. Saint Laurent destined for the workshop. Emblematic haute couture prototypes will also be unveiled for you. Finally, it is in the rich library before the bibles of the YSL collection, that you will understand the functioning of such a fashion house…
PRIVATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
A private shopper will create an exclusive shopping experience for the clients taking them to high end Paris boutiques with VIP access. Customizing their shopping day to their tastes and interests.
THE SCENT OF CREATION
Creating your own fragrance
What could be more mysterious than the secrets behind the creation of fragrance? L’Artisan Parfumeur invites you to step behind the mirror and discover the key stages in the composition of a fragrance.
Then it’s your turn to play the perfumer. Techniques and raw materials are explained. You work with a selection of high quality raw ingredients that L’Artisan Parfumeur uses in its own creations, to design a personal blend of notes and accords. You will name and label your 50ml bottle of personal elixir and take it away with you at the end of the workshop. What could be more rewarding than creating your own signature scent?
This includes an enjoyable break with French delicacies.
This workshop "Apprenti Parfumeur "is an unforgettable learning experience in the world of perfume-making which awaits your clients at the perfumerie. They can discover how a perfumer or « nose » masters the art of fragrance creation while learning about the history of the perfume. They’ll see which raw materials are used and how they are extracted. By the end of the workshop, they will be able to compose their own eau de Toilette (100ml) with the help of one of those perfumers and receive a diploma signed by the teacher, a printed cotton apron « Fragonard » and the summary of their composition.
This is a fascinating experience. After this your clients will discover the universe through a guided tour of our establishments.
Workshops take place:
– In Paris, at our perfume museum: every Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.