Although IFA Paris has established itself as a leader in fashion education in the fields of design, business, communication and luxury for many years; our success can be attributed to the influence of Mrs. Olga Saurat. As IFA Paris’s Honorary President, she is considered a very influential figure in fashion and in education. Mrs. Saurat was the dean of “L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne”, one of the world’s most prestigious fashion schools. She has also been the president of the Association des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France which every year selects France’s best professionals for traditional and prestigious craftsmanship.
Former member of the Conseil de l’Ordre National du Merite, Mrs. Saurat has been awarded some of France’s highest honours, including the highly distinctive Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur for her contribution to the country through her life and career. Her life commitment to support traditional craftsmanship provided her with the following additional titles:
- National Honorary President of Société des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France
- French Haute Couture Ambassador in Japan, Canada, United States, Pakistan, Russia, Hungary, China and Thailand
- President of French National Education Jury Couture