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The Mumtaz dress

The signature midi dress

First presented in the Spring-Summer 2017 collection, Mumtaz is a midi dress with three-quarter raglan sleeves, featuring a deep, narrow décollecté held in place by 2 buttoned tabs and a cinched waist. Cotton Cupro, denim and even vegan leather: while the cut remains the same, the Mumtaz dress has evolved through the seasons in different materials and hues. Its graphic, structured cut relies on textured materials to add hold to the cut. This dress envelops the silhouette, emphasizing the cinched waist and revealing a deep décolleté. Perfect for mid-season, the Mumtaz dress is a must-have for Fête Impériale.


The idea for this dress came from the memory of a vintage dress that belonged to my mother, 

por one of my first collections, called "La Madeleine de Proust".

I love this dress, perfect for any occasion. 

This is a democratic piece, with an easygoing midi length. The marked waist and raglan sleeves rebalance the silhouette.

A favorite with our customers, the Mumtaz dress is named after an Indian queen. 

It crosses the seasons and reinvents itself in new materials while remaining true to its cut.


Laura Gauthier Petit, founder & artistic director of Fête Impériale

The Mumtaz dress through the seasons

SS17 - Proust's Madeleine

The original piece: designed in white Cotton and made in France. The first Mumtaz dress was one of the star pieces of the SS17 collection, showcased via the campaign during a memorable shoot in an enchanting setting: the château of a mistress of Louis XIV.

SS22 - Against the clock

5 years later, the Mumtaz dress returns for the SS20 collection in a jade-colored vegan leather version. 

This new version breaks new ground by opting for an original mix of materials and colors, combining creativity with a commitment to the environment.

SS24 - Blue Sand

For the SS24 collection, the Mumtaz dress celebrates its 7th birthday. As it enters the age of reason, it is available in two versions: in a crumpled nude Cotton fabric and in Oeko Tex-certified faded Cotton denim. The softness of ecru twisted by the crumpled aspect of the fabric, as a touch of anti-conformism, or the raw, contemporary style of the denim version: the Mumtaz never ceases to reinvent itself.