un moment avec Lee Paris, France Technology is not what one thinks of regarding Haute Couture, on the contrary it evokes a bespoke tradition of handcrafted luxury. Julien Fournié is clearly not one to follow all the rules. Working closely with FashionLab, a technology incubator, he developed...

Susan Tabak home Giorgio Armani is one of fashion's living legends–and although he's Italian through and through, he's not just a guest but a full membre correspondant of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. In fact, he's belonged to the group for several years now and has proven to be...

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...

Susan Tabak home It's always a very special experience, seeing the GivenchyHaute Couture each season–it's shown as a small, but utterly extraordinary, presentation held in the beautiful salons of the Hôtel d'Evreux, on the Place Vendôme. For the past few seasons, Riccardo Tisci has mounted...

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...

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...

With his usual urban vibe, Julien Fournié created his winter 2011 Haute Couture collection concentrated on separates and active wear. Première Mutation was the theme of the collection, resulting in an overall glance into the future of urban wardrobes. To convey the idea of mutation, Fournié...

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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