Chantal Thomass is among the best best-known designers in France—a retrospective of her work at Marseille's Musée de Mode in 2001 included 230 pieces. Thomass also has a strong business presence in Japan and began her entry into the U.S. market with her first Saks Fifth Avenue trunk show in April 2001. Licensed lines, distributed primarily in Europe and Japan, include eyewear, among other categories. Today, Chantal Thomass is a luxury lingerie brand of the highest order. Thomass retains her eminence by reflecting fashion changes and adapting her look to suit the prevalent mood. A youthful feel to her clothes has kept her in the forefront of leading Paris-based designers.