Rose started up on her own collection in 1968.
Torrente has numerous boutiques and outlets all over the world. In 1997, Torrente opened a large store on the famous fashion street of Paris, the Rue Faubourg St. Honore which has been a splendid success.
In 2002, Rose Torrente-Mett stood back from the day-to-day designing work, and became Chairwoman and General Manager of the Company. Her only worry was how Parisiennes would remain elegant without her.
Christopher Josse had trained under Rose for 12 years, having joined in 1990. He designed the Haute Couture collection for Fall 2003 in March 2003, while Rose sat in the front row. We do not know what happened.
However, after only one collection there was a change in designer. Julien Fournie (born 1975) was appointed Designer for the Haute Couture and Ready-to-wear collections from September 2003.
The Haute Couture show for Fall 2004 presented by Julien Fournie, was shown in Paris in July 2004, and a gown from the show is pictured on the right. The beautiful clothes were a resounding success.
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