Paris is special to me because it's the birthplace of couture and fashion in general. The fashion that comes from Paris, especially haute couture, legitimizes all fashion everywhere else. If it weren't for high fashion there would be no benchmark in which to measure fashion in other cities and at other price points. Paris is important because of its history and traditions, its simplicity, and its commitment to the art and craftsmanship of design.
“Paris is paramount for fashion,always was – always will be.” – Manolo Blahnik