Nugget: La Plus Petite Maison de Couture, an haute couture thrift store | Fashion

Nugget: La Plus Petite Maison de Couture, an haute couture thrift store |  Fashion

It’s throughout a stroll within the Saint-Honoré district that we determine to cease in entrance of this tiny classic store. On the sidewalk, a younger boy arrange his stitching machine and created a colourful costume in entrance of some amused passers-by. “Welcome to the smallest trend home in Paris”, says the couturier. Certainly, if you happen to look intently, the place shouldn’t be greater than 10m2. No marvel that the second the solar peeked out, Pierre Courtial settled down on the pavement: “Some folks try this in salons with gilding, I do high fashion within the floor flooring. »

Pierre’s ardour for garments dates again to childhood: “I finished the children within the playground to the touch their comforters. In the present day, after I stroll on the street, I nonetheless occur to the touch the garments of passers-by. After a detour into mechanical engineering, the younger Pierre got here to his senses and determined to go to Paris to review trend. He’ll then cross paths with Pierre Cardin, of whom he’ll in flip turn out to be the trainee, the disciple and eventually, the inventive director of the home. “It was he who taught me the whole lot… when he died I needed to take over this previous thrift retailer to open La Plus Petite Maison de Couture de Paris. »

On the crossroads between the thrift retailer, the style home and the clothes workshop, the gorgeous store is stuffed with 100 garments relationship from the 50s and 60s, most of them personalized by the sharp needle of the younger prodigy. “One garment is lots of of hours of labor! As quickly as it’s previous, we throw it away, whereas all you want is a bit creativeness to make a brand new creation out of it. »

Why usher in garments made on the opposite facet of the world, when a gifted designer is working slightly below us?

The Smallest Couture Home
2, rue Sauval – 1st
Tel: 06 83 99 81 53
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