Madeleine Czigler

Madeleine Czigler, a journalist and TV producer specializing in culture and fashion, has lived in Paris for two decades and contributes to the Canadian Broadcasting Co., Oprah, FQ and a number of fashion magazines.

Paris Couture

February 4, 2015 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Winds of Change in Couture Paris couture week has just closed. This sumptuous display of the latest handmade creations by the likes of Chanel, Givenchy and Dior proves that the great houses of yesteryear are still plying their traditional art … Read More

Roman d’une Garde-robe

November 5, 2013 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Fashionista of the Past Imagine opening the door of a fabulous dressing room belonging to a stylish Parisienne of yesterday. The lady in question is Alice Alleaume, whose family was closely linked to such Paris couture houses as Worth, Lanvin, … Read More


October 2, 2013 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Wearable Sculpture Spruced up after a four-year renovation, the Palais Galliera, Musee de la Mode de la Ville de Paris (10, a venue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris; tel.: 01 56 52 86 00) fashion museum has reopened its doors … Read More

Summer 2013 Fashion

October 7, 2012 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Back to the Fashion Future From Dior to YSL to Dries Van Noten, fashion’s infatuation with 1950s classicism and 1960s bohemian chic is still very much the story for summer 2013. One of the most talented interpreters of this mid-century … Read More

Paris Menswear 2012-13

January 25, 2012 | By Madeleine Czigler | Shopping

Bad Boys Pasts and Present A nostalgic whiff of the 1930s permeated the 2012-13 Paris men’s fashion shows last week. Designer Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton best showed off this trend, leading the fashion pack down memory lane. The slick … Read More