Bastille Day is Saturday, July 14, and the French holiday always makes us think of all of our favorite French design labels. Many, as it happens, have seen some pretty big recent transitions of late (ahem, Dior) and some are undergoing their fair share of controversy, but overall we’re excited to see these lines entering a new phase.
Parisian fashion continues to remain a cornerstone when it comes to style, inspiration and innovation, so it’s only fair to tip our hats to the city’s most iconic fashion houses — Chanel, Dior, et al — many of which now boast some killer new talent at the helm. These labels have weathered tragedy, transition, and sometimes tumultuous finances — all in the service of style.
Read on to see which designers made our top picks!