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Catherine Parel



"From 1927 to 1934, Yekaterina Bobrikova worked in the Jeanne Lanvin fashion house. Following Lanvin's example, she then set up a fashion house of her own, called Catherine Parel. The business lasted till 1948. Like big fashion houses, Catherine Parel released two, albeit small, collections a year. Its client list featured famous Parisian actresses and singers of the time, including Michèle Morgan and Lys Gauty. The Catherine Parel fashion house also created costumes for the cinema, including for the film La Symphonie Pastorale, which received an award at the Cannes Film Festival."

Source: "Russian émigrés, the first queens of the catwalk." Russia Beyond the Headlines. June 17, 2014.

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