basic understanding of couture is overly simplified and highly amped up, it retains elements of truth. Thus describing a couture look as "simple," or even "minimalist," is more to argue the look is simplified, or basic (in a good way, almost always) for the haute couture genre, simple in...

Here's 15 year old Chloe Moretz, looking all kinds of adorable in Paris on her way to the Dior Haute Couture show. She's carrying what we've dubbed the Dior Spring 2013 Runway Tote (its formal name has yet to be announced). That a 15-year-old actress has this bag is a tad envy-inducing – it's...

Here's the ever-elegant Princess Charlene of Monaco on her way in to the Dior Haute Couture show in Paris over the weekend. You'll notice, of course, that the princess is carrying a black quilted Dior Lady Dior Tote. Dior doesn't sell its bags online anymore, but you can browse the many...

The House of Balmain offers quintessentially French couture. Geniuses like Oscar de la Renta shaped the brand, and super-mega fashion icons like Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, and Katherine Hepburn helped sell it to an eager public. These beaded strappy sandals look a tad like something Carrie...

I adore Paris and I love Fashion shows! Big ones, small ones... I love them all. It's always fun when the music starts going and the models strut down in clothes that literally inspire you! Well that's how I felt after seeing these pictures of the Chanel Haute Couture Show in Paris yesterday....

ZUHAIR MURAD HAUTE COUTURE: Opulence is what Zuhair Murad is all about. Haute Couture how you imagine it. VALENTINO HAUTE COUTURE: Valentino's embroidered and hand-painted looks were proof that couture's artistry and craftsmanship are higher than ever. Absolutely breathtaking! Maria...

I adore Paris Haute Couture week it not only brings out the most starry front rows but the fashion on display is always so exquisite and as always Elie Saab didn't disappoint with his showstopping autumn/winter 2014 'Palais Des Lumieres' collection. I might have my two wedding dress sorted,...

At the close of his Fall 2011 Haute Couture collection – his first runway show in 8 years — notorious recluse and pint-sized sass factory, Azzedine Alaïa received a rapturous standing ovation. Missing out on the lovefest was Anna Wintour — who was allegedly not invited — and the rest of...

This past week, your favorite Instagram style stars took to the streets of Paris for Haute Couture week and showed off some seriously enviable carries. Whether you love Instagram, or love to hate on Instagram, there's no denying that it has become a huge part of how consumers shop. Not to...

Fall 2015 marked Fendi's Haute Couture debut; the show was fur-themed. Although most brands (like Miu Miu) don't do couture, a cottage industry of generalized fashion launches, parties and events tends to spring up around Paris Haute Couture Week. Elizabeth was attending the launch of a...

 

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