Once again, couture looks to the Far East for inspiration. Zuhair Murad Fall/Winter 2011-2012 couture collection was inspired by the Chinese Empress Wu Zetian (武则天), who interrupted the illustrious Tang Dynasty (唐朝) through the founding of her own dynasty, the Second Zhou (武周). Above, long...

Yesterday was the Christian Dior fall/winter 2011 haute couture show in Paris. How do you feel about Bill Gaytten's collection for Dior? I personally thought it lacked the usual finesse and refinement of John Galliano's previous collections for the House of Dior. There were too many ideas,...

Last week Chanel presented its Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection . The beauty stand out was the angled eyeliner that not only was a nice contrast to the softness of the collection, but was also inspired by the black scarf in the painting of Chanel by Marie Laurencin that was interpreted by...

So far theElie Saab Fall 2011 Haute Couture is definitely my fave collection. I'm in awe with the beauty and perfection of this collection. Every single piece is classy, romantic, and uber feminine which means they will all look amazing on the red carpet. I'm especially loving the super cute...

-WWD DIOR SHOES HAUTE COUTURE FALL WINTER 2011 2012 COLLECTION DIOR HAUTE COUTURE FALL WITER 2011 2012 I like Mr. Gaytten. He's a sweetheart, but he is not a designer. The collection presented today, with modern architectural shapes as the reference (at least that explains the dumb...

What he's doing at Givenchy is truly the future of haute couture: implicitly sexy, exquisitely detailed and deceptively simple. There are no opulent presentations with ornate sets because the main and only attraction of a Givenchy Haute Couture show is the clothes. And for Fall 2011, Tisci...

Set before a glistening, glittering dark backdrop, the Chanel haute couture Autumn/Winter 2011 show was a natural follow on from the volcanic darkness Karl Lagerfeld conjured up for the mainline collection for the same season. With dark greys and deep midnight blues, the collection was...

It cannot be said enough, couture is all in the details. In this video Tim Blanks speaks with Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy about his Fall 2011 haute couture collection for Style.com. While the Givenchy couture silhouette is similar from couture season to couture season I am always amazed by...

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...

Karl Lagerfeld deserves a standing ovation for designing the most graceful, innovatively designed Autumn/Winter 2014 Haute Couture collection for Chanel. The 'Le Corbusier goes to Versailles' themed collection was unveiled as a part of the Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais. Graphic gilded...

 

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