Bespoke Paris

“Next, meet the city’s luxury craftspeople and delve into designers’ ateliers to discover a wealth of shopping secrets in the company of the ultimate Parisienne: French model, aristocrat and former muse of none other than Karl Lagerfeld, Inès de la Fressange. Begin with breakfast at Schiaparelli, whose showrooms are nestled on the Place Vendôme. Celebrated for her whimsical and outlandish creations, Elsa Schiaparelli was inspired by artists from the Dada and Surrealist movements and is remembered for working alongside Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau. Meet the artisans tasked with continuing the legendary Italian couturier’s legacy by taking a private tour of their workshops where visitors are treated to a sneak peek of the upcoming haute couture collection and step into the iconic designer’s private apartments. Afterwards, visitors can go behind the scenes at Roger Vivier – co- creator of the stiletto heel – where a shoe and accessory wonderland awaits, before sitting down to lunch in the opulent Salle d’Argent. The tour wraps up in the heart of the historic Marais neighbourhood at the gallery of renowned interior designer Hervé van der Straeten.”