The Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, created in 1973, is presided over by Ralph Toledano (JeanPaul Gaultier). It is made up of Haute Couture houses and fashion designers who produce women’s ready-to-wear.
The Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine and The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, altogether, these three trade associations have about 100 corporate members, all of which are internationally known brands that have strong export sales. A unique quality of the The Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode is that its membership includes non-French companies from countries including Japan, Italy, Belgium, etc.
This mix reflects the growing globalization of fashion.