Maggy Rouff (1896 - 1971)

An advocate for subtle elegance, the French designer created refined evening gowns addressing the 30s vocabulary that appreciated drapes, tight waists and plunging backs. She also imagined modern sportswear that she mastered thanks to her technical virtuosity and the taste she had for asymmetry. She designed costumes for French films and drew gowns for Hollywood stars such as Greta Garbo. Along with Frederick Worth, she belongs to these traditional couture designers that made Paris the capital of fashion.