Sirop's mother was a couturier's mannequin in Paris for the House of Paquin, and from seeing his mother at work Sirop got the ambition to make a career in the world of haute couture. He has said that by the age of seven, he knew that he wanted to be "either a fashion designer, a magician or the Sun King".

Fashion Designer Dominique Sirop joins the House of Yves Saint Laurent at the age of 17. In 1978, Dominique Sirop had the opportunity to meet Hubert De Givenchy who hired him after having seen three of his sketches. He stayed at the studio of this great perfectionist of fashion until 1989 as fashion designer assistant for the collections of Haute Couture and the boutique. During these years with Hubert De Givenchy he recognized that creativity and the tastet of perfection is more important in fashion than fantasy.

From 1989 until 1996, he designs for Hanae Mori.

In 1989, he publishes a book on the Paquin Maison de Couture, followed in 1994 by a book on Jacqueline Delubac.

His in depth knowledge of fashon history has quickly made Dominique sirop one of the most acknowledged experts of historical attire; consulted in France and abroad by museums of organizer of prestigious sales of haute Couture models sought out by connoisseurs.

In September 1996, Dominique Sirop decides that time has come for him to open his own Couture house; self financed DS. Dominique Sirop. He then lives in a dream-like romantic alley behind the Moulin Rouge. His19th century mansion includes a miniature theatre where the famous actor " Antoine " used to rehears.

As recognition of his talent, not even 1 year after the creation of his house, the prestigious "Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture parisienne" decides in July 1997 to give him full membership.

In January 1998, he opens a ready to wear brand in Japan for the DAIMARU shops: DOMINIQUE SIROP for DAIMARU.

In January 2000, he works in partnership with Cartier for his winter collection and organises a "happening chic" in the prestigious salons of the rue de la paix.

The Look

Dominique Sirop dresses contemporary women with refinement and modernity. He proposes a mix of poetry and realism, of luxury and simplicity, of modesty and audacity; which continues to give a new spirit to this activty. Dominique sirop blends tradtion of the craft and the proficiency of new materials, in a range of colors and hues, reflecting a sensibility of teh daily world and actuality. Architect of geometrical lines, as subtle as rigorous, very futuristic, he invents dresses that pivot around the body to disengage the extreme sensuality the principal motive of his creation.

Who Wears It

Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen Sonja of Norway, Joan Collins, Judith Godreche, Nan Kempner, Marie-Therese Perrin, Hélene David-Weill,

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