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French fashion on ‘Rendez-Vous with Yasmin and Kumar’

2021 Jul 30

‘Rendez-Vous with Yasmin and Kumar’ is all about fashion this month. 

Talking of French fashion, there’s a famous quote by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the Finance Minister to King Louis XIV of France, way back in 1665, that sums it all. He said “Fashion is to France what the gold mines of Peru are to Spain,” 

Our rendez-vous this month is with Niroshini Leanage, the Managing Director of Mod’Art International Paris, Sri Lanka Branch. We also link up with Heshini Gunasekera, a former student at Mod’Art Sri Lanka who interned both in Colombo and Paris and now lectures at Mod’Art Sri Lanka.

Did you know that Denim jeans originated in France and that the two-piece swimsuit, also known as the “bikini” was invented in France in 1946? All this and more on ‘Rendez-Vous with Yasmin and Kumar’, hosted on the YouTube channel of the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The show uploads at 7.00 pm on Friday 30 July.