Ruling With Scissors

A decade in fashion can seem an eternity. "I'm more part of the periphery," Martin Grant told Time in 1996, about to open his first boutique in a former barbershop in the Rue des Rosiers. A few years before, the former Young Australian Designer of the Year had moved from Melbourne to Paris burned out by his early success. But in the 10 years since, Grant, 39, has calmly gone about his business, producing two collections a year with little more noise than the sound of his seamstress scissors. Along the way, his exquisite tailoring caught the eye of Vogue tastemaker...

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