From Haute Couture to Fabulous Photography

By: Josh Triantafilou - Published:
Since 1921, L'Officiel looks have been stunning fashion enthusiasts across the world. Peruse one of the publication's editorials and it's easy to understand why.

L'Officiel has helped launch the careers of such luminaries as Cristobal Balenciaga, Yves St. Laurent, Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain. Officially, the complete name for the magazine is, "L'Officiel de la couture et de la mode de Paris," or, in English, "The Official design and fashion of Paris." However, since 1996, the magazine has moved beyond the City of Lights to establish sister publications in various countries around the world; these include China, Russia, Japan, Netherlands, and India.

Although L'Officiel is dedicated to women's fashion, the magazine also publishes a men's fashion edition, called L'Officiel Hommes. The common thread throughout all editions and affiliate publications of L'Officiel is a keen dedication to high end, gorgeous designer fashion.