Designing Men

Forty-four years ago, when a 21-year-old Yves Saint Laurent presented his first collection for the house of Christian Dior, headlines in Paris screamed "Saint Laurent Has Saved France!" But now Christian Dior women's wear is designed by an Englishman. As is Givenchy's. Ready-to-wear at Louis Vuitton, Céline and Yves Saint Laurent is in the hands of American designers. Paris is still the center for creativity in fashion, but the most exciting shows have been those put on by foreigners. Until now. Two more French houses are ripe for turnaround — and this time the talent behind them is French....

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