Gauchere is a French prêt-à-Porter house founded in 2012 by the designer, Marie-Christine Statz. She was born in Germany and studied Economics. Upon graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York, she worked as an Assistant Designer at Narciso Rodriguez in 2008 and Diane von Furstenberg in 2009. Thereafter, she moved to Paris and received a special qualification in Haute Couture at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Marie-Christine presented her first collection in Spring/Summer 2013 along with the official launch of the brand, Gauchere, during Paris fashion week. In 2014 and 2015, she was among the finalists of the ANDAM award.Her vision is to create garments that accentuate the individual, making the wearer feel confident and attractive. Her intuitive designs are known for their exquisite tailoring, intricate work on the pleats, and sculptural volumes.