" His retrospective of haute couture at the Hôtel de Ville—a preview of what will be coming to the Galliera when it reopens after renovations next Fall—offered a case in point. A 1956 silk-and-velvet dress by Madame Grès had an especially sculptural provenance. The museum received it in...

legends–and although he's Italian through and through, he's not just a guest but a full membre correspondant of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. In fact, he's belonged to the group for several years now and has proven to be an all-around class act of the prêt-à-porter and a...

To me looked like more as a pret-a-porter show rather than Haute Couture.

It wasn't what I'd expected–it's more haute couture than avant garde, and the same could be said about Junko herself. Perhaps I imagined a rebel, but it turns out she's a charming and elegant woman who gives traditional craftsmanship a modern twist. This season, instead of a runway show,...

With the shockingly beautiful haute couture pieces, encourages acceptance and openness. Georgian born multimedia artist, Tamara Barnoff has lived in Budapest for 7 years. Besides her simple yet exquisite prêt-à-porter pieces made by using special techniques, she designs peculiar haute...

A model in Stephane Rolland during the Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Haute Couture Collection show on July 5, 2011 and Lady Gaga in Viktor and Rolf, shot by Tom Munro. Photo: Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images/Courtesy of Tom Munro While this Stephane Rolland is the exact inverse of this Viktor & Rolf...

A state-of-the-art ensemble of 58 haute couture and prêt-à-porter dresses created by both iconic and emerging designers from 1950 on, were on view at the Chelsea Market from June 24th through July 4th. Image Courtesy of Italian Trade Commission. Presented by the Italian Trade Commission in...

fashion entrepreneur, also called the "Jeans Genius", Renzo Rosso, was spotted during Paris Haute Couture Week wearing a T-shirt with cryptic wording on it. A mistake, or a purposeful provocation? It was both—a mistake on purpose. Me with Renzo Rosso at Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbombastic Party...

Paul Smith Earns an Accessories Spotlight East Dane highlights British designer Paul Smith and the various lines that are the result of his strong vision for menswear.... En Noir Does Distressed & Ripped Denim for Barneys Ripped skinny denim jeans have had quite the trendy moment...

Novices are joining the programme of the Haute Couture Week every season, indeed proving that the status fashion designers have for being delicate hot house flowers are unjustified. A wonderful recruit this Haute Couture season is Giambattista Valli from Italy. The designer has established...

 

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