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In the 1980s, Carolina Herrera was living the life of a jetsetter, dividing her time between Venezuela and New York. Named one of the ten best-dressed women in the world, she was a muse to the artists of the day — including Andy Warhol, who produced a portrait of her in 1983.

With the encouragement and endorsement of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Herrera presented her first women's ready-to-wear collection at New York's Metropolitan Club in 1981. The collection was an immediate success and from there, her fashion house became synonymous with beauty and luxury.

With her ready-to-wear and bridal lines firmly in place, Herrera launched her first fragrance, Carolina Herrera Eau de Parfum, in collaboration with Puig in 1988. This successful partnership led to a new agreement in 1995 that made her fashion label part of the Puig family as well.

CAROLINA HERRERA

GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR

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The House of Paco Rabanne states: "We are delighted to welcome Julien Dossena. His radical and innovative interpretation of the Paco Rabanne style will allow us to firmly establish our collections in the world of the most avant-garde and desirable brands on the market."

After graduating from La Cambre visual arts school in Brussels in 2007, the French designer worked – among other things – as a senior designer in Balenciaga's Fashion Show Studio from 2008 to 2012. He joined Paco Rabanne as Creative Director in early 2013 to help to design the collection for the Autumn/Winter 2013-14 runway show.

Julien Dossena presented his first Spring/Summer 2014 collection for the House in Paris on September 26th, 2013.

JULIEN DOSSENA

PACO RABANNE'S
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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2011 was the year when Jean Paul Gaultier became part of Puig in order to enhance the company's fashion division. Puig consolidates his position as a bigger player in the fashion world with the acquirement of the brand.

In 1976 Gaultier launched his own label and stunned the Paris runaways with his avant-garde designs. The designer has pushed boundaries ever since the beginning, reinventing the idea of fashion and injecting glamour and humor into the female wardrobe to make it all the more surprising.

For more than 30 years, Jean-Paul Gaultier has waved the "enfant terrible" flag in French fashion. He has managed to give expression to a new, unique vision of femininity and seduction over the years, often blazing the trail as regards the idea of fashion and beauty of the time.

JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER

FASHION DESIGNER

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