Photo of the Week – September 28

Photo of the Week – September 28
This week’s photo also honors French fashion with a portrait of designer Jean Patou. Born in 1880 in Normandy, Patou’s family was in the tanning and fur business. He opened a dressmaking salon in Paris in 1912 before serving as Captain in World War I. After the war, he returned to fashion and became known for designing women’s sportswear. He encouraged natural and comfortable trends in women’s fashion, designing sleeveless tennis wear and cardigans. The House of  Patou was also very well known for it’s perfumes, the best known of which is a rose and jasmine floral scent called “Joy”. It was voted by the public as “Scent of the Century” at the Fragrance Foundation FiFi Awards in 2000. photo: French fashion designer Jean Patou , via Wikimedia Commons   Subscribe for FREE weekly newsletters. BonjourParis has been a leading France travel and French lifestyle site since 1995.     Readers’ Favorites: Top 100 Books, imports & more at our Amazon store We update our daily selections, including the newest available with an pre-release discount of 30% or more. Find them by starting here at the back of the Travel section, then work backwards page by page in sections that interest you. Current favorites, including bestselling Roger&Gallet unisex fragrance Extra Vieielle Jean-Marie Farina….please click on an image for details.               Click on this banner to link to & your purchases support our site….merci! <br>

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