Cifonelli: Timeless elegance in a new era

Cifonelli are the pinnacle of Parisian tailoring with their famed style, but it is the extension of their accomplished informal apparel, that are also going to be instrumental to you this winter.

Ready-to-wear tailoring with haute couture know-how, is a very rare commodity. If you’re lucky enough to pass a brass sign that reads “A. Cifonelli”, at the house’s atelier on rue Marbeuf, then you will be at the heart of where such artistry takes place. For so long the godfathers of bespoke (they still are), cousins Lorenzo and Massimo have extended the house’s legacy to produce prêt-à-porter collections that maintain the unique DNA of Cifonelli.

One would think the brass sign on the door would be a tribute to Lorenzo’s father, Adriano, who still works part-time in the family business, but it actually refers to Lorenzo’s grandfather, Arturo, who opened a workshop at the same rue Marbeuf address in 1936. It was during the Golden Age of Aviation that Arturo fled Rome, via London for training to this very address in Paris.

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Freddie Anderson

Published

October 2020

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