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...

"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...

Bouchra shows during the Haute Couture, but her clothes are actually ready-to-wear (although very fine examples of such). Unlike some maisons, Bouchra focuses on daywear–clothes you would reach for again and again. Her pants, in particular, are beautifully cut, and her jackets are...

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...

Susan Tabak home Another season of Paris Haute Couture kicked off with a beautiful show by Bouchra Jarrar, although phrasing it that way is slightly misleading. This designer presents her collection during the three days devoted to couture, but the clothes are actually ready-to-wear. That...

The highlight of the Bergdorf Goodman exclusive Burberry collection is the one-of-a-kind jewel-embellished mink trench. Bergdorf Goodman, Fifth Avenue at 58th Street New York, NY

For StyleCartel the Holidays are over and its time to get ready for Fashion Week. Here is the latest in" Haute Couture " The house ofGiambattista Valli is pleased to announce that the has awarded the Italian-born designer with the " Haute Couture " appellation. Giambattista Valli was a...

Another couture week, another batch of model streets style looks to swoon over! As Saturday marked the official end to another Paris Haute Couture season, it is our official duty today to bring you the week's best highlights, and let's face it, that starts with model street style! While the...

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...

and grossly inflated in this era of economic belt tightening, but as expressions of cultural pride and imaginative ingenuity, contemporary haute couture definitely celebrates fashion as high art as well as sustaining the historic timeline of the atelier model. Like ethical fashion, there...

 

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