Vintage has become a way of life, with people of all ages buying old clothes and jewellery as a way of resisting the dominance of globalised fashion.
Shoppers at the Foire de Chatou will find antique jewellery, period clothing and designer accessories by Hermès, Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacroix and Jean Paul Gaultier. Lydie Perroquin and Annie Bézard are specialists in vintage luxury fashion.
Eric de Mont specialises in American jewellery from the 1950s and ‘60s, and Frédéric Carrière in antique jewellery, bags, scarves and accessories. Gilles Payet will be present for the second time at the Foire de Chatou.
Antique jewellery is increasingly appreciated as a way of combining pleasure with a safe financial investment. Several dealers, including Claudette Picard, Geoffray Riondet, Jean-Pierre Koch and Jérôme Golay (Ambre de Chaldée) will show jewellery and watches from all periods.
Blandine Cambazard, a gemmologist and expert on modern and antique jewellery, is present at the fair during weekends to provide free advice before buying for visitors.