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Claude Montana's fashion shows excelled in styling as well as presentation. Because of their vibrations, modelling for Montana became prestigious and invitations to his shows the hottest tickets in town. With fashion's return to harder lines in 2007, Montana has become an inspiration for many designers. Alexander McQueen praised and honored Claude Montana many times in his collections. Both designers shared a love for construction and high quality. 

Montana is a genius admired for the precision of cut and purity of design, in his aesthetical contribution to the 80's fashion silhouette revolution. 

L'esprit couture

Perfectionism and exigency
Défilé Claude Montana, Carla Bruni
"People used to bang down Montana's doors to be allowed in." says Inès de la Fressange, Vanity Fair, 2013
"There were people who cried after Claude's shows..." Ellin Saltzman, Saks
"His influence on the catwalk continues..." Financial Times, 2011

Les défilés de Claude Montana, qualifiés de grands shows théâtraux, battent tous les records d'affluence et frôlent parfois l'hystérie. Journalistes, acheteurs et "fashion victimes" s'y pressent. "On peut parler d'engouement exceptionnel, la foule qui attendait à l'extérieur hurlait" raconte une rédactrice de mode.

Ses modèles font les couvertures des magazines, Elle, Vogue, Marie-Claire... Son succès est international.

Son ami Yves Saint-Laurent le considère comme l'un des plus grands talents de sa génération. 




Carla Bruni, Collection Automne-Hiver 1992-93

Photo Raul Benegas

Claude Montana fait défiler les plus grands top models de tous les temps
Highlights from Montana’s show include models Carla Bruni, Christy Turlington, Karen Mulder, Linda Evangelista, Greg Hansen, Helena Christensen, Emma Sjoberg


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