Built in 1787, the Hotel de Bourrienne is one of the best examples of the Directoire period in Paris.
From 1792, it was inhabited by Fortunée Hamelin, who made the hotel a mecca for social gatherings where Bonaparte, Joséphine de Beauharnais and Madame Tallien rubbed shoulders.
Muse of the fashion of Les Merveilleuses, Fortunée Hamelin caused a sensation in all of Paris, walking one day on the Champs-Élysées, dressed in a simple flesh-colored gauze cloth, split to the hips and not concealing nothing from his chest. Malicious and impertinent, she also seduced by her intelligence and held one of the most popular salons of the time in the Hôtel de Bourrienne.
The place was then bought by Louis Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Napoleon's private secretary, who left it his name. An entrepreneur at heart, Charles Beigbeder brings the Hôtel de Bourrienne back to life through an eponymous collection, but also by opening it up to young designers.
Each BOURRIENNE shirt requires expertise and special attention, with hand done steps: pleated bibs, manually shaped cuff details. Each style is embroidered on the inside cuff-a treat for the wearer. Double-twisted poplins, heavy linens from Normandy, soft cotton twill: this is the BOURRIENNE commitment to the best quality fabrics.
Shop the BOURRIENE collection here.