Based in the Chicagoland area, ALYCE Paris is a highly respected and much loved family-owned manufacturer and marketer of prom, evening, pageant, and bridal gowns. In 1955, Alyce emigrated to the United States from France, where she trained in Parisian couture and costume design at the prestigious Paris Ecole de Couture. Alyce Hamm, a native of Alsace-Lorraine, France, opened Alyce Designs in 1967 with her brother Jean-Paul Hamm, the company's President and CEO. It was her dream that the company become internationally successful; within a short time, her designs were worn by women worldwide. Alyce is still remembered for the dignity, elegance and integrity she brought to the industry for over 45 years. The baton has passed to her niece, Claudine Hamm, Chief Operating Officer, Creative Director and Principal Designer.