A Site with a Story All Its Own
The building at 73 Faubourg Saint-Honoré has always been a monument in and of itself in an elegant, luxurious world, a symbol of french art de vivre and, recently, an important establishment in the world of French fashion.
The mansion at 73 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, sometimes referred to as Moreau-Nélaton, has had a fascinating and tempestuous past : It bears traces of the many modifications and improvements carried out over the centuries by its successive owners, each intent on satisfying various vocations and visions, but which, gratifyingly, have not distorted the structure’s harmonious aesthetics.
Initially the residence of master gardeners in the 17th century, then home to bourgeois owners who also enjoyed its superb location, the mansion came to be inhabited by a painter, Etienne Moreau- Nélaton, who gave the edifice its name. After continuing to attract figures from the art world, and after having served as headquarters for the Scandale lingerie brand, the mansion, in 1987, became the nerve center for Maison Christian-Lacroix – an artistic continuity kept alive today with the advent of Le Grand Musée du Parfum.