After studying at the Studio Berçot and working with Martine Sitbon in 1994, Guy Laroche in 1995 and 1996, and Sami Tillouche in 1997, Dorothée Perret launched her own women’s collection for the winter 1998-1999 season. Spoon magazine took notice of her work, and her subsequent collections were presented at galerie 213 for summer 1999 (with photos by Jean-François Lepage), and at the Purple Institute for summer 2000.