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...

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...

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...

Couture show–I, for one, am always awed by Karl Lagerfeld's seemingly endless ability to recombine (even reinvent) the vocabulary of basic elements we've all come to associate with this legendary maison. Baptiste Giabiconi Susan arrives at the Grand Palais Alexa Chung and Poppy...

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...

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'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...

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...

 

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