In the 1960s, Alexandre de Paris was hairdresser to all the royals. He was there for every glamorous wedding and reception. The Duchess of Windsor, Princess Diane of France, Princess Grace of Monaco were among his most faithful clients. And his life was filled with dream events, like that Official State dinner in Versailles in 1961, where he had the delightful idea of scattering diamonds onto Jackie Kennedy’s chignon.
Since 1946, when he invented the artistic chignon and made a much-noted entrance into the world of fashion, Alexandre de Paris never ceased to work with the greatest fashion designers: Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld, Madame Grès, Jean-Paul Gaultier… And his hairstyles and creations consistently enchanted the catwalks and symbolized French elegance.
A successful wager, as Alexandre de Paris today has more than 200 shops or outlets in 25 countries and a leading brand of luxury hair accessories. Like in Haute Couture, the House presents two collections each year. The House of Alexandre de Paris is a member of the Vendôme Committee, dedicated to working with unceasing passion and with excellence as its objective.