Dear stylistas, I want to take a moment and clarify how I use certain words or phrases to describe haute couture collections, just in case there is ever any confusion (though I can't promise this explanation will carry over to reviews found on Style.com , WWD , or Fashionista ) when I refer to...

un moment avec Lee Paris, France In the broad sense, Haute Couture can really go one of two ways: embellished or structured. Stephane Rolland proved again in his Summer 2012 Couture collection that he is a master of structure and shape. To celebrate his 10th collection, the designer needed...

An impressive setting, the space itself was held amongst segments of crumbled French monuments; an appropriate backdrop for one of the most prominent current symbols of French patrimony, the Haute Couture collections. Stephen Rolland has been a member of the syndicate de la Haute Couture...

There was one piece in Elie Saab Spring 2012 Haute Couture collection that deserves special mentioning – the wedding gown. It came the last and marked the end of the show. And it looked fantastic. White in color the piece came with light rosy embroidery and embellished with sparkling...

Royal of Russia, passionate, revelatory and showing sign of the most luxuriant quality, the latest haute couture collection by Valentino was a tour de force of taste and one of the most magnificent minutes spent in French capital during the season. The collection was inspired by the famous...

The Chanel's Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Haute Couture collection, called Les Allures de Chanel, was an homage to Mademoiselle and her mysterious charm. The Grand Palais was recreated into Coco Vendôme, a dark recreation of Place Vendôme, the home of The Ritz where Coco Chanel lived. There was an...

Valentino's Fall-Winter 2012-2013 Haute-Couture collection added a touch of class to the week. Artisan inspired fabrics, with nods to Baroque swayed down the catwalk, making a huge stand. Long red sleeved dresses were a key look, whilst gold lacquered short dresses emulated the rich of the...

season displayed by Chanel, the designer went all fierce with this latest collection, giving bold nods to a range of different eras. Moulded head hats with drop beads and short sexy gold dresses emulated the 20s flapper look, while fierce black suits, complete with walking sticks gave a nod...

I just wish he would leave out the big jewels: the gowns would be prettier! Susan with Stéphane Rolland, after the show When I spoke to Stéphane after the show, he talked about two sources of inspiration: China, and his collaboration with Carmen. I so identified with what Stéphane said...

Jean-Paul Gaultier turned his models into Hollywood stars on Wednesday, July 6, in a dramatic performance for his first haute couture collection, proving he has not lost anything of his taste for amusement since the acquisition of his brand from Hermes by Puig family from Spain in...

 

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