French Quintessence Exhibition

11 July 2011


A unique expertise

During the Mode City trade fair, the Knitwear and Lingerie Federation organised the French Quintessence Exhibition, in partnership with Eurovet and Promincor- Lingerie Française, in order to highlight the expertise of emblematic French corset makers: Aubade, Chantelle, Empreinte, Lise Charmel, Lejaby, Simone Pérèle and Lou.

In a chic and daring presentation, these brands showed off collections full of significance and narrative with an emphasis on the French tradition of corset-making.

Indeed, during this exhibition, special meetings with the creative directors and stylists of these brands were organised. Visitors were thus able to see behind the scenes of the design process during talks and practical workshops. They also had an opportunity to watch screenings of films made by the brands and thus discover some of their most exceptional garments– truly witnessing of the history of French Lingerie.

At the private viewing of the exhibition on July 9th, Philippe Berthaux, President of Promincor-French Lingerie, revealed the new image of French Lingerie, which upholds values such as Fashion, Expertise, Refinement and, of course, Paris. Patrice Kretz (President of the Knitwear and Lingerie Federation) and Marie-Laure Bellon-Homps (President of the Eurovet Directory) were present at the event.

Mr Hubert Barrère also shared his passion for corsets by unveiling his new book "Corset" during a talk to a select audience, which took place on July 11th as part of the exhibition.


Salon Mode City
Mezzanine pavillon 1
Opening of the exhibition Saturday, July 9 at 11:45

On the program:
Special meetings with creative directors
Projection brands movies
Presentation of iconic pieces brands
Revelation of the identity of the new French Lingerie

Brands designers and creative directors give you an appointment for a private presentation of their latest collection and sources of inspiration.
Press release

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