Just One Piece: Didier Ludot

July 6, 2022

Didier Ludot is a fashion expert and a pioneer in the field of vintage couture. Since the mid-1970s, his store, located near Palais-Royal in Paris, has been the go-to address for fashion enthusiasts in search of exceptional pieces that embody both history and beauty. In 2015, his “Rencontres Couture” sale at Sotheby’s reached nearly one million euros, an affirmation of his unique vision. He continues to be recognized as a leading expert — a resource for designers, collectors, houses, and international museums alike. 

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“In 2005, three days before Christmas, a woman presented herself with a large white cloth bag. Inside was “FETE A TRIANON,” a masterpiece from the Christian Dior Spring-Summer 1955 collection, lavishly embroidered by Maison Rébé.

After a tough negotiation, I purchased the dress and displayed it in my shop window at the Palais Royal”.

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“On January 2, 2006, Miss Reese Witherspoon, looking for a unique dress for the Oscars, fell in love with it. Even though I wanted to keep it in my collection, the actress’ charm worked, and I gave her the dress.

The piece brought her luck; she won the Oscar for Best Actress”.

Courtesy of Didier Ludot

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