France is the fashion capital of the world. Chanel, Dior, Hermes… French designers have long created the most renowned and coveted fashion brands in the world. Stylistically innovative and technically exceptional, the outstanding reputation of the French clothing industry can be traced as far back as the 17th century, and it is a reputation that has only continued to strengthen since. Despite a considerable degree of competition from Milan, New York and London, fashion is a deep-rooted aspect of France’s culture and its international profile, and most likely always will be.