Shopping in Paris with my haute-couture Sherpa

“This ribbon is very couture,” Marie-Noëlle Demay said to me, gripping a grosgrain ribbon between her elegant fingers, demonstrating how it was sewn into a blouse to avoid the indignity of a skin-adjacent zipper. “And so are these pleats.” She motioned to the different stitches, some visible, some…

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