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 guest of the Chambre Syndicale, he produced his first ever Haute Couture...

Susan Tabak home Last season, I went to see Giovanni Bedin's haute couture collection for The House of Worth for the first time. As you may recall, it was all about corsets (paired with tutus) and, as a contemporary collection, it was a little difficult to understand. But this time, I saw a...

The dramatic, modern yet traditional haute couture collection by Jean Paul Gaultier may start a few trends which will not be seen until at least the fall 2012, or perhaps later, ready-to-wear runway collections. Fashion savvy onlookers will wait with baited breath Jean Paul Gaultier haute...

So there we go: Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2011. Sans Galliano. It's like a lifeless mannequin parading up and down the catwalk, with no music, no sparkle, nothing. I'm not trying to diminish the importance of Galliano's defamatory declarations, I'm just trying to say that this Dior...

It was a vision of lightness, overflowing with lace, tulle and chiffon–so feminine and full of glamour! This collection had everything I love most about Elie Saab in particular, and the Haute Couture in general. There's so little glamour left in the world, but Elie's a big believer, and I'm...

Susan Tabak home Julien Fournié, as a "guest member" of the Chambre Sydicale de la Haute Couture, is invited to present his collection during the Paris show schedule. But leave it to Julien to find a unique venue–he unveiled his 5th collection at Showcase, a boîte de nuit. Julien has a...

It's very difficult to explain the sheer craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into the only 10 looks of the Givenchy Fall 2011 Couture collection. Photos never do justice when we are talking hundreds of hours of fine handwork. The lightness and heavenly presence the collection...

After the show, I had the pleasure of congratulating Jessica backstage, as she clutched a huge bouquet of white roses (a gift from Giorgio) and fought back happy tears. It was another great moment, and the sort of event that makes the Haute Couture so very special. Susan in her seat at...

Couture, How I Remembered It - Armani Privé Haute Couture Fall 2011 Th thought this collection was really personal to me, I loved the dramatic forced idea that came through. It reminded me when I first got int fashion when I was 9 and I was watching a Valentino couture show. Super dramatic...

Susan Tabak home I have known Stéphane Rolland for many years, since back when he was designing for Jean-Louis Scherrer. Now he heads up his own line of Haute Couture, and has really evolved as a créateur. This season's défilé was an enormous production: it took place at the Palais Chaillot...

 

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