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PARIS: His hand is steady and sure as it delicately traces the contours of the biggest names in the world of style: the celebrities, the magazine editors, the clients.Nicolas Ouchenir is a calligrapher, a member of a rarified profession whose ink appears on the must-have invitations of Europe's fashion shows.With Paris Fashion Week about to kick off Wednesday, Ouchenir is being kept busy. The phone rings incessantly in his office with the fashion houses' press and publicity people calling to reserve his service – most at the last minute.Ouchenir has been a professional calligrapher for 12 years.Dior, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Gucci, Pucci, Missoni – Ouchenir has an enviable portfolio of clients including not only the biggest brands but also young names like jewellery designer Elie Top and Hugo Matha, who makes "pochette" bags.It's not just the fashion world that he lends his talents to.
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