Lorenzo Cifonelli's Guide to Paris

The tailors to countless French presidents, New Wave cinema icons and stylish European royalty, Cifonelli has played a pivotal role in helping shape Parisian culture for nearly a century. As much as they have given to Paris, Lorenzo is quick to point out that it is the City of Light that has given even more.

All those who enter Cifonelli’s fabled atelier at 31 rue Marbeuf will pass a brass sign that reads “A. Cifonelli”. A visible ennoblement of the artistry and excellence of Lorenzo’s grandfather, Arturo, the sign is symbolic of the house’s trailblazing contribution to Parisian culture. Operating from this very address since 1936, Paris has not only been enriched by the perpetual presence of the house, but as Lorenzo reveals in his personal guide to Paris, the City of Light has and continues to be a lantern of inspiration. Deeply curious into the history of Parisian culture, Lorenzo, for the first time in his career has had free rein to apply his reflections of Paris in tandem with his own personal tastes. Featuring Loro Piana fabrics, it is why he’s expressed that his designs for the Lorenzo Cifonelli for The Rake autumn/winter collection are his most personal to date.


    Freddie Anderson


    August 2021


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