Some children find a bit of tulle on an elastic waistband and a plastic tiara will suffice as a princess costume. Other children want something a little more elegant, more elaborate, such as the creations of our favourite couture children’s costumes brand Ivoy Paris and with the ball of Versailles around the corner, on June 25, it’s time for a new outfit!
The costumes from the Ivoy Paris AW16 collection will take you to the most exquisite dream world of myths and legends… Little girls in frocks fit for Louise de La Vallière, The Angels’ Marquise, Madame de Maintenon, Anna, the Russian Tzarina or how about the Unicorn tamer? Petite prince charmings aren’t left out either, with costume choices including the Duke of Parma, Marquis, the Musketeers and others. Each outfit is handmade and made of original fabrics like silks, taffetas, tulles and every single detail is there to help children realise their dreams.
All costumes are designed by Elisabeth Poype who is the youngest of a French aristocratic family. She fell in love with fabrics and colours at an early age. As a child in the family castle, she collected odd and ends of fabrics and was taught to sew by her mother. Elisabeth decided to go and study business and couture in Paris and New York. In 2006, she turned her passion into her profession and founded Ivoy Paris.
Dressing up and playing make believe is a huge part of childhood. Children get to use their imaginations, and they can be anyone and anything they want – a great life lesson. If you’re keen to invest in some really beautiful dress up clothing for your children, we definitely recomment visiting the Ivoy Paris website here.
All photo’s taken by Emily Kornya for Ivoy Paris AW16.
Models: Rima, Athénaïs, Melodie & Calixte.