Calais is lace, and lace ... it's fashion! Moreover, the godmother of the lace city and longtime ambassador of the Calais lace is the designer of luxury lingerie Chantal Thomass.

The last exhibitions, always very popular, of the City of Lace and Fashion are unequivocal. The structure is designed to give more and more attention to modern creators: Cristobal Balenciaga (2015), Iris Van Herpen, Anne Valerie Hash, We'll have seen it all, Lace Effects, Hubert de Givenchy (2017) are the last successful exhibitions ... waiting for the others ...

Until November 4, 2018, as part of the program "Napoleon Hauts de France" (link with, the City of Lace and Fashion will showcase fashion under the era of Napoleon I, which regained strength under the impetus of the Empress Josephine. Thus, in the gallery devoted to lace in hand, two emblematic works of women's fashion between 1804 and 1814 will be highlighted.

In parallel, from June 9, 2018 to January 6, 2019, "haute couture and lace" will highlight the use of this exceptional material by major designers. Exceptional pieces have been selected from Chanel, Dior and Iris Van Herpen.

Enhancement of textile innovation, proactive openness to contemporary creation without forgetting the legacy of the past, the Cité de la Dentelle thus confirms its position as an essential place of fashion.

The creation of Mode based on the Lace of Calais-Caudry finds expression under the brand Signature F. which highlights both elegance and modernity. Refined or casual, the outfits of this young local house will be suitable for contemporary women. Accessories, gifts, clothes ... but also selling lace by the meter, a wide selection of items for all uses is available online at La Compagnie des Dentelles.

Thus, the local tradition of creation in the wide universe of textile and fashion has remained perennial in Calais, and is also embodied by the talents of Made in Calais, especially in the field of accessories and decoration .