Cristiani was a Parisian institution for many years. Founded by Antoine Cristiani who was seconded by his two sons, Francis and Christian Cristiani, the tailoring workshop was established rue de la Paix, a prestigious address where the three would cut somptuous garments for well-known customers such as Gary Cooper, Marcello Mastroiani, Gene Kelly, Vittorio de Sica, Ingrid Bergman, Lionel Hampton and French actors Louis de Funès and Fernandel.
Below, a superb suit crafted by Antoine Cristiani himself. It is so timeless that it is difficult to estimate its era of fabrication.
Typical Parisian details: Milanese buttonhole, sharp and roped shoulder, rounded lining…