Karl Lagarfeld for his new Chanel Haute Couture FW11 collection has recreated Place Vendome at night inside the huge Grand Palais decorated with all neon lights. The models were catwalking around a big Chanel column, were at the top Napoleon was replaced by Coco, to paid homage to the history...

Cut for a close fit. Hemline finishes at the knees. Sleeveless dress with attached cap sleeved shoulder cover. Ruched sides. Concealed zip down back. Antique lace Silk The antiqued elegance of Jean Desses'fine haute couture pleated lace dress is a stunning piece of fashion history that is...

un moment avec Lee Paris, France Black and white, yin and yang, inside and out, but overall: balance. Two Monastic figures made their way out side by side. Setting the tone of duality that would come out in several ways throughout Yiqing Yin's Summer 2012 Haute Couture show. There was a...

We're dying to see a good video from the Christian Dior Spring 2011 Haute Couture show yesterday, but it's been hard to find. Instead we have this little sneak peek thanks to British photographer Simon Procter . The video is all artsy and stuff. Meanwhile the collection looked stunning, but...

the couture collections are coming down the runways in Paris! Christian Dior designer John Galliano opened the 2011 spring haute couture collections in Paris on Monday with a runway presentation that screamed 40s glamour and was inspired by renowned illustrator, René Gruau. A slew of models...

Susan Tabak home Once again, creative director Giovanni Bedin chose the reception rooms of the gorgeous hôtel particulier France-Amériques as the perfect spot in which to unveil his latest Haute Couture collection for The House of Worth. Over the past few years, I've followed Giovanni's...

If anyone could get Paris's Grand Palais to reopen a room closed off for 70 years it would be Karl Lagerfeld. He staged Chanel's Haute Couture collection at the Grand Palais as usual but in the Chanel customized Salon d'Honneur. So, the French's love affair with Lagerfeld is still burning...

The streets of Paris may be covered with the slushy aftermath of a winter storm, but inside the venues of this week's couture shows, it would appear that the Spring season is alive and well. Haute Couture Week is in full swing today, with both Versace Atelier and Christian Dior debuting their...

Since the Haute Couture shows were on when I was overseas, I am only now catching up on what I missed out on. I found it refreshing to see that 'Haute Couture' doesn't always refer to those red carpet or museum show like pieces, but instead reminded me that it refers to custom-fitted clothing,...

~ WWD The new haute couture clientele isn't letting a struggling global economy shake their love for one-of-a-kind creations! ~ ElleUK Speaking of couture, Sarah Burton may not be in Paris, but she's developed her own system of handiwork that keeps her quite busy! ~ NYT Unsure of what...

 

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