The haute couture shows always do this to me, it's all so exciting. The chance for designers, young and old, to really show off; use materials they wouldn't normally, step away from ready-to-wear and channel all energies in creating a collection of uber fabulous, one off pieces. Giambattista...

It sure looks awesome in couture, but is it adjustable for ready to wear and every day lives? Take a look: Armani Prive went futuristic all the way with disc like hats, metallic fabrics, new shapes and purple lipstick! A beautiful allien invasion i must say! Judge for yourself: P.S. Can...

"Dior couture is a platform, and it has a huge influence into the ready-to-wear collection." - John Galliano Haute Couture is French phrase for "high sewing", and I think we are all know that it is the most expensive clothes ever made. It nearly cost 6-digit USD. However, we usually just...

There was less pomp and circumstance and more of an extension of Chanel's typical ready-to-wear collection in the spring Haute Couture collection. Interesting. . . To view a slideshow of the collection, including Vanessa Paradis arriving for the show, please click here . All photos:...

This week of course it was Haute Couture time in Paris, and Gucci held a party to celebrate the re-opening of its Rue Royale flagship, as well as a special send off to French Vogue's soon-to-be departed EiC Carine Roitfeld with an intimate dinner held at the Italian Embassy. Of course Gucci...

do I get the feeling that Riccardo Tisci is fighting some kind of sartorial fight in his couture collections? His meticulously sewn and embroidered looks seem ready to come to life and fight for their sartorial rights. Or more. The work of an artistically tormented soul, Riccardo Tisci ‘s...

Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture show, Pavillon Cambon Capucines, Paris I fell in lust with Off the Catwalk photos from the Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear Show. Now check out the photos from the sidewalk of the Chanel SS2011 Haute Couture show in Paris. Just a little...

Why do I get the feeling that Riccardo Tisci is fighting some kind of sartorial fight in his couture collections? His meticulously sewn and embroidered looks seem ready to come to life and fight for their sartorial rights. Or more. The work of an artistically tormented soul, Riccardo Tisci‘s...

Givenchy deployed its muse and advertising face Lea T, a transsexual (and technically a pre-op transsexual) in the brand's most recent haute couture presentation. That was, however, a static display only, not a show. Frockwriter is not sure that any couturier/couturière has ever previously...

Next stop? The BAFTAs, the Oscars, and an endless stream of entertainment industry events with 'haute couture' as the dress code scheduled for the coming months. We can't say for sure what other designs from couture week will be hitting the red carpets, but we've rounded up 25 of the most...

 

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