FASHION

Paris Matchmaker


When fashion houses need a new designer, Floriane de Saint Pierre is the woman they turn to. Caroline Roux peeks inside her world.

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A favorite art piece: Louise Bourgeois’s Maman, 1999.

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Floriane de Saint Pierre in her Paris apartment.

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Alber Elbaz

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Christopher Bailey, and

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Christophe Lemaire are three of de Saint Pierre’s notable finds.

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A view of the billiard area, with a black Baccarat Philippe Starck–designed chandelier.

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De Saint Pierre’s favorite book.

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Yin Xiuzhen’s Portable City: Hang Zhou, 2011.

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De Saint Pierre’s homemade jams.

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Just Jaeckin’s White Woman, 2008, a photograph of de Saint Pierre.

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A portrait of de Saint Pierre’s great-aunt the Countess Alexandre de Saint Pierre, by Frédérique Vallet-Bisson, circa 1890.

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Books on Château de Beaumanoir and De Dion-Bouton, the company her great-great-uncle founded.

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Jars filled with herbs from the terrace.

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De Saint Pierre’s books on female artists.

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Gisèle Freund’s Vitrine de Coiffeur, Paris, 1938.

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An Alessandro Mendini Proust armchair on the terrace.

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De Saint Pierre’s favorite Helmut Lang look, from 2003.

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Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Grande Papagallo Giallo, 1962.

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De Saint Pierre on her terrace.