Couturier Marilyn Feltz has been caught up in something of a fabulous fashion whirlwind over the past year. Since founding her eponymous womenswear label along with her husband, Alexis Gaffuri, she quickly moved on to launching an e-boutique last October. However, her vintage-tinged designs, which meld old-school Hollywood glamour with modern-day aesthetics, have proven so popular with the city’s stylistas, that only six months later Marilyn has been compelled to unveil her first brick-n-mortar store on historic covered shopping strip, passage du Bourg l’Abbé.
The boutique’s boudoir-esque setting of damask wallpaper, red-painted floorboards and a tufted velvet sofa forms the perfect sultry backdrop to enjoy Marilyn’s ultra-feminine RTW collection. Browse the carefully curated racks of figure-flattering jacquard dresses, flowy silk blouses, and frou-frou frocks detailed with gold guipure lace and handstitched tulle embroidery. But where does that staircase in the back lead, you may ask? Well, it winds up to none other than Marilyn’s atelier, where skilled craftsmen use some of the country’s finest fabrics to create 100% French originals. Swoon !