Remember this name: Maxime Simoens. Already a celebrated embroidery prodigy in his native France and compared to a young Yves Saint Laurent by Full Frontal Fashion’s Mademoiselle Agnès (the Jeanne Beker of Paris), Simoens just scored a major coup: Gossip Girl. Here, Leighton Meester is snapped filming in the City of Light clad in one of his masterful frocks. To study more of his intricate work click here. It’s demi-couture for the debutante-set.
Spotted: A promising French fashion talent