'HAUTE' MEANS ELEGANT OR HIGH, 'COUTURE' MEANS DRESSMAKING, SEWING, NEEDLEWORK. I LOOOOOVE HAUTE COUTURE. ITS THE CHANCE FOR THOSE FASHION HOUSES TO REALLY SHOW WHAT THEY CAN DO.
HOW TO PRONOUNCE HAUTE COUTURE...
HAUTE COUTURE IS A BIT LIKE CHAMPAGNE AS ITS THE BEST OF THE BEST.
ITS GOT TO BE APPROVED & FROM PARIS. EACH GARMENT IS MADE SPECIFICALLY CUSTOM MADE FOR THE WEARER & THEY ONLY MAKE ONE COPY OF EACH GOWN UNLESS THE BUYER GIVES PERMISSION FOR ANOTHER TO BE SOLD.
DESIGNERS WITHIN THE 'CHAMBRE SYNDICAL DE LA HAUTE COUTURE' HAVE TO ADHERE TO THESE REQUIREMENTS...
- Design made-to-order for private clients, with one or more fittings.
- Have a workshop (atelier) in Paris that employs at least fifteen people full-time.
- Must have 20 full time technical people in at least one atelier or workshop.
- Each season (i.e., twice a year), present a collection to the Paris press, comprising at least thirty-five runs/exits with outfits for both daytime wear and evening wear.
|LOVE THE GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE CAMPAIGN|
|LOVE THIS LOOK & HAIR FROM CHANEL COUTURE|
|LOVE PYJAMAS FOR CLOTHES AT JEAN PAUL GAULTIER COUTURE|
|LOVE THIS LOOK FROM JEAN PAUL GAULTIER COUTURE|
|JEAN PAUL GAULTIER COUTURE... MMMM|
|I WOULD MOST DEFO WEAR WHITE IF IT WAS VALENTINO COUTURE|
I ALWAYS THINK THE PEOPLE WATCHING THE SHOWS ARE AS EXCITING AS THE SHOWS. CHECK OUT TOMMY TONS PICS... http://www.style.com/trendsshopping/stylenotes/011112_Pitti_Menswear/