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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Zadig et Voltaire 'Road' Romantic Cotton Dress with Eyelet Embroidery

Here's a lowdown on Zadig et Voltaire -- a cult-favourite that remains surprisingly unknown in the USA or even UK, let alone around these parts:
WHAT - A Parisian label founded in 1997 by Thierry Gillier, whose family owns one of France's largest knitwear companies & whose father Andre Gillier co-founded Lacoste.
STYLE - Edgy yet soft, arty & behemian -- much like its stylish fans, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Chloe Sevigny. But the really great thing about Zadig & Voltaire, are the tiny unmistakable rock-n-roll touches amongst the classism: a stud here, an embroidery there.
• Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire & his famous 1747 novel "Zadig, ou la Destinee" ("Zadig, or The Book of Fate") likely provided the inspiration for the brand name. (If you fancy it, you can read the entire text of the book, for free, here!)
• Cecelia Sarkozy was wearing a pair of white Zadig et Voltaire pants on election victory night when (now ex-)husband Nicolas Sarkozy won the French presidency.
• Actress Fuschia Kate Sumner, also known as Sting's daughter, is the brand's ambassador.

The Zadig et Voltaire 'Road' romantic cotton dress with eyelet embroidery is also available in other colours. In store now.

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