When the news broke a few months ago that French designer Giambattista Valli was inducted as a gust member to the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, I was beyond ecstatic! His ready to wear collections are always pure representations of femininity and luxury and I am such a big fan. As...

Finally! So annoying having to fly to Paris to get my couture every season!! Anyway, as couture week approaches (it starts today with Versace Atelier's return to the runway), Modewalk arranged a conversation between the International Herald Tribune's (and new editor-in-chief of NOWFASHION)...

Above Abraham Pelham Haute Couture, Paris, 1999 and below Didier Grumbach, president of the Chambre Syndicale In 2011, only 11 couture houses remain in Paris. This is the smallest number since the founding of the French federation. Couture is fashion as art. It is an original work with a...

Susan Tabak home Giorgio Armani is one of fashion's living 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...

PARIS, Jan 25, 2011 / FW/ — Who said Haute Couture shouldn't be vibrant and fun? This season for his debut collection as a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Julien Fournié pushed the envelope and delivered a spectacularly entertaining and passionate collection. The...

The Chambre Syndicale in Paris — which is sort of like the CFDA, but French and more high high fashion — has named its new members and associate members, bringing the total fashion houses in this elite group to almost a hundred. The new Chambre Syndicale–approved labels are Azzaro, Carven,...

Chambre Syndicale Releases Tentative Paris Menswear Fall 2011 Schedule PARIS, Dec 28, 2010 / — Chambere Syndicale released the tentative Paris Menswear Fall 2011 season runway show schedule. This schedule is still tentative and subject to change. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1700 THIBAUD...

In 2009, she moved to Paris to receive a special qualification in Haute Couture at Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. She opened her studio in 2011 and presented the first GAUCHERE collection in October 2012 in Paris. Gauchère competes for the ANDAM First Collections Prize of...

Though it represents but a fraction of the overall fashion industry, Haute Couture is still the highest it gets. With only a handful of designers officially invited to show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, it makes it all the more meaningful for Montreal native Rad Hourani, who after...

Looks like Zac Posen isn't the only designer who's going to be celebrating extra hard this Christmas. Maison Martin Margiela and Alexis Mabille have officially gained Couture status, as they have both been awarded the Haute Couture appellation by the Chambre Syndicale. Huge congratulations...

 

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