Juicy Couture Pokes Fun at Influencer Culture in New Campaign

Juicy Couture is getting in line with current social media standards, tongue-in-cheek.
The brand unveiled today its Fall 2018 global campaign: a play on influencer culture that features seven models posing as “influencers.” Shot in New York City by photographer Stas May, the images include a tag line that reads “paid partnership with Juicy Couture,” as well as the models’ Instagram handles and #JuicyAd.

Nisaa Pouncey in Juicy Couture’s Fall 2018 campaign. 
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The #JuicyAd campaign pokes fun at influencer culture, specifically how the majority of influencer posts are now paid for by a brand. The models featured are Nisaa Pouncey (@nisaapouncey), Devon Lee Carlson (@devonleecarlson), Ashley Shoemaker (@ashley.shoemakerr), Charlene Almarvez (@charlenealmarvez), Issa Lish (@issallen), Tanya Kizko (@tanyakizko), and @reltubatokad. Their followings range in size from a few thousand to nearly 400,000.

Issa Lish in Juicy Couture’s Fall 2018 campaign. 
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Influencer culture continues to reach new heights. Last week, RewardStyle announced a forthcoming coffee table book on influencers due out in September. Simultaneously, anti-influencer accounts like Gelcream are emerging, swearing off #SponCon in the process.
Still, data shows that influencers are more powerful than ever, and brands are facing increased competition to work with the top ones. Juicy Couture is the latest to get in on

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Ada Kokosar Debuts Solo Shoe Collection During Paris Couture

After debuting last season with a shoe range for Cesare Paciotti and earlier this year with a collaboration with Dodo Bar Or, Ada Kokosar presented the first solo footwear collection of Midnight 00 by Ada Kokosar at the Meurice during Couture Week. The fashion consultant took over the hotel’s Belle Etoile suite overlooking the Tuileries garden, filling it with plants until the luxury accommodation looked like it had been overrun by nature during Sleeping Beauty’s century-long nap.
What is unique about these slippers is the high-gloss finish brought by the PVC that Kokosar drapes on each draped-and-embellished design. “As a reference, I wanted to take the most iconic and utopian shoe of all times, Cinderella’s glass slipper,” she said, showing off a glossy mule with flourishes of soft fabric peeking at the edges and decorated with a bejeweled crescent moon — the brand’s emblem. Heels and flats came in soft yet saturated shades of lilac, peach or pink fabric — silk satin, duchesse or super-soft cotton. Most striking of all was the transparent ruffle that encases shoe and ankle in a shell-like cocoon. Cherry on this highly iced cake? “The PVC makes the shoe last for a very long time: it

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Valentino Fall Couture 2018

Guests arriving at Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino show on Wednesday evening were diverted from the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild’s main house entrance to a pebbled path to the right of the mansion. It led to a garden that, though open to the public, was a discovery for many regular showgoers, hidden until now behind one of Paris’ mysterious high gray walls. This time, Piccioli invited his quests there for Champagne and a visual treat. With its standing columns, animal statuary and glorious roses — some at their peak, others tinged with the romance of early decay — the garden felt like a secret wonder to which we’d suddenly been allowed entry.
It foreshadowed a wonder of a different sort that would unfold inside, a collection magical beyond words. During a preview, Piccioli showed several looks, each more breathtaking than the last. “A lot of drama,” a guest noted at the appearance of a grand green gown. “A lot of dream,” he corrected gently.
He nailed it. In approaching this collection, Piccioli didn’t want to think about a theme, preferring, he said, “to have a free approach with fabrics, embroideries, colors, etc. I wanted to go very instinctively.” Instinct took him from the 18th century to the

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Zuhair Murad Couture Fall 2018

For his fall couture lineup, Zuhair Murad looked to Imperial Russia, mining the period’s textures and patterns, and a sprinkling of references to military suits. A dark palette served as a backdrop to elaborate embroideries; floral and arabesque motifs applied in bronze, gold and silver. The designer threw in a bright blue, which he used to make long dresses with flowing capes. Red served as a rich accent — woven into a floral pattern on a cape dress in black crepe in one case, and incorporated on a jacket paired with sarouel pants in another.
There was solid red, too, with an asymmetric dress covered in beads, the embroidery a Fabergé motif. For the rest of the color scheme, he turned to pale hues of green, gray and pale blue; ivory serving as a luxurious backdrop for gold beadwork.
But it wasn’t all about the balls, tsarinas and Fabergé eggs. Murad widened his scope, adding weight through masculine elements borrowed from military uniforms.
“There is the something military but still sexy…this gives confidence and strength,” Murad said backstage.
Handsome, as well. A black velvet tailcoat carried bronze and red accents, the jacket cut extra short in front to reveal the midriff. There was also a

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Penélope Cruz, Chanel’s Newest Ambassador, Attends the House’s Couture Show

SOME LIKE IT HOT: Spanish star Penélope Cruz turned her show invitation into a fan at Chanel’s haute couture show on Tuesday, her first as a brand ambassador for the house. (The news was revealed that morning.)
Held in the Grand Palais, the set recreated the banks of the Seine, including the Bouquinistes, the term for the open-air bookseller stands dotted along the walls. They were manned by Brad Kroenig and his sons, Brad and Hudson, Karl Lagerfeld’s grandson who, like his father, is a regular on the Chanel runways.
All that was missing was a breeze.
“It’s like a terrarium,” said Ellie Bamber, who had wrapped filming “Les Mis” the day before. (The six-part drama adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th century classic also stars Dominic West and Lily Collins, with Bamber in the role of Cosette.)
“It was really challenging, it’s been amazing creating Cosette’s journey. I feel like there are so many new things that an audience is going to see that, if they’ve watched the musical, they might not know about,” she said. “The book is 1,500 pages long, Victor Hugo goes into so much detail, and [screenwriter] Andrew Davies has captured that so well.”
Coming “from that to this was just

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Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Fall 2018

After last season’s furor, Ulyana Sergeenko seems to have retreated to familiar territory, location-wise and in her work, showing her fall couture collection in Paris’ Russian embassy.
As is her wont, her lineup of car coats and day dresses, skirt suits and cocktail frocks tapped heavily into classic definitions of elegance, accompanied by memorable soundbites on respect and women’s rights from former First Lady Michelle Obama, Princess Diana and purportedly, Mother Teresa.
This iteration painted a well-executed time capsule-worthy picture of prim and proper Fifties dressing. The collection read as a metaphor for a wealthy debutante’s journey, starting with the immaculate white dress she’d wear on her first outing in the world — all virginal layers and matching crocodile accessories — and following her all the way to the saccharine confection that she might commission to walk down the aisle.
To her customer — and they were well-represented at the show — such considerations could be beside the point. After all, whatever lifestyle a woman wants today, it’s her prerogative to reach for it.

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Stéphane Rolland Couture Fall 2018

Stéphane Rolland, as a master of bold, big-volume couture, has taken to favoring stages over runways, this season booking out one of the halls of Radio France. The setting was impressive, with six percussionists positioned above the stage providing the soundtrack.
But in terms of theatricality, Rolland toned it down, presenting a lighter, more fluid evolution of his aesthetic, to the collection’s favor.
The palette, especially the camel cashmeres and pops of deep rose, was also calming.
He moved between organic and futuristic embellishments, such as the curved leather plastrons on gowns, the lines of shell-like 3-D embroidery and the sharp, sculptural collars on a long tuxedo coat-dress with long sleeves.
The final run of voluminous gowns, which were lovely, and touches like the medieval-style floral embroidery, billowing sleeves and trains added a Renaissance flavor, only broken by elements such as skinny pants and boots.
Overall it felt chicer in tone, down to the wedding dress — an airy cloud of white organza dusted with crystals.

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Redemption Couture Fall 2018

After skipping couture in January, Gabriele “Bebe” Moratti wanted to take things in a new direction for fall. The musical references were less blatant; instead of a blaring rock soundtrack, the music aficionado sent out his models with a string quartet playing in the background.
His designs still offered up their dose of glitz, but with plenty of hand-embroidered crystals and sequins to go around. Redemption’s proposition is never for the retiring wallflower, and that sometimes gets in the way of visualizing the craftsmanship involved in its Made in Italy creations.
The techniques and qualities of the fabrics used were distinctly visible in this collection, for which Moratti declined to reveal his specific inspiration, to be continued for the label’s next couple of collections, having recently had his ideas copied, he said backstage before the show.
Powerful Victoriana-inspired shoulders were a recurrent theme, and worked well on a mustard yellow and black brocade minidress or on a vivid blue duchesse ruffled shirt. This was paired with high-waisted pants with metallic flocked embroideries in a leopard pattern that were loud but proud.
With even bigger proportions, layers of organza were worked into something that looked a little like a luxurious rag rug, broadening the silhouette

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Aganovich Couture Fall 2018

For Aganovich’s first couture collection, after being invited to show on the schedule as a guest by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, the brand’s designer duo Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor opted to riff on pieces from their fall ready-to-wear line, which is entering stores now.
“Because this is our first couture show, our main inspiration was to do couture — meaning, using the fabrics of the ateliers and seeing how we can push things with the fabric in a couture way,” said Aganovich backstage before the display, the house’s first since 2016.
“The funny system we are trying out is to divide the commercial necessity and the artistic necessity,” continued Taylor. “So the patterns and the variations on this collection are [already] sold as ready-to-wear.” He called the process “supersatisfying.”
The pair turned to the likes of Maison Lesage for embroidery, artisanal leather suppliers, Manolo Blahnik for brocade shoes and Stephen Jones for headpieces. A black dress from the rtw collection was reworked in a more fragile material that took one full month to stitch together.
The luxurious fabrics were a boost for Aganovich’s collection, which otherwise had all the signatures of the house — a romantic, Dickensian feel plus plenty

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Azzaro Couture Fall 2018

For his fall collection at Azzaro, Maxime Simoëns said he’d been reflecting on the “exoticism in the way of seeing women, and I wanted to work in that spirit but with more realism,” which he wanted to express through contemporary cues such as flat shoes, tailoring and the occasional bomber jacket.
Cut to draped dresses, adorned with leafy designs, printed in neon hues or crystal-encrusted; pleated duochrome metallic gowns that flashed with every step, and a slew of bustier minidresses that made legs go on for miles. Here and there, geometric designs broke the mélange of tropical greenery and animal motifs. Those felt in step with the house’s glamorous identity, as seen in the short-term retrospective earlier this year at the Arts Décoratifs.
Less successful were the attempts to dress down. The aforementioned bomber still looked high-maintenance, dotted with crystals and adorned with a glittering Azzaro sprawled across the back. As for the less-intensive designs, say, an immaculate white double-breasted trouser suit or a V-neck gown, those ended up looking as incongruous as wandering into the jungle in a slinky gown.

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Givenchy to Dedicate Couture Show to Late Founder

LE GRAND HUBERT: Clare Waight Keller is to dedicate the Givenchy fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who died in March at age 91.
Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace, imbued with Waight Keller’s fresh take on the Givenchy spirit.”
Waight Keller, whose fame vaulted last month when she dressed Meghan Markle for her marriage to Prince Harry, has titled the collection “Caraman” after the original name of the 19th-century town house on Avenue George V where the couture house is based. (It was originally built for the Duke of Caraman.)
Hubert de Givenchy, a French aristocrat who founded the house of Givenchy in 1952, established his couture ateliers in the building in 1959, and he used it for fashion shows, receptions and the first Givenchy boutique.
Givenchy was best known to the general public as the creator of the film and personal wardrobes of his longtime muse, Audrey Hepburn, in movies including “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “Funny Face.” With his perfect manners and old-school discipline, the couturier had a distinguished presence that colored the fashion industry

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Rodarte Missing From Couture Schedule

DROP OUT: It seems Rodarte has had a change of heart about presenting at Paris Couture Week in July. The Los Angeles-based label, which figured on the Chambre Syndicale’s recent provisional list of guest-member acts headed to the week, is missing from the provisional calendar released on Wednesday. A spokesperson for designers Kate Muleavy and Laura Muleavy said they are still finalizing their plans for showing Spring 2019.
For Fall 2018, shown during couture week in January, the brand opted to present its collection via a portrait portfolio featuring some of the women who inspire them. (Think Kirsten Dunst, pregnant with her first child; Kim Gordon; Grimes; Gia Coppola and Miranda July.) The Mulleavy sisters were expected to return to the runway this couture season.
Givenchy will headline the week’s opening day on July 1, taking over the final slot traditionally occupied by Miu Miu, which instead will present its resort collection on the eve of couture week.
Giorgio Armani Privé will present two successive shows on July 3.
As reported, Proenza Schouler, which defected to Paris Couture Week alongside Rodarte last July, has also pulled out of the week, with plans for the upcoming collection to be revealed in the near future.
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Dior Brings Couture to Chinese Fans

SHANGHAI — Dior was back in Shanghai for its second major event in as many weeks, reshowing its haute couture collection on Thursday night, with the addition of a 12-piece capsule couture collection offered as an homage to China.
According to artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, the inspiration for the new pieces, fashioned in red and pink, came from Dior’s archives, where she found an object that signified the fascination Christian Dior himself had for China.
“I found this fan in the archive that Christian Dior did for his first show. He also used the fan to put on top of the Miss Dior perfume because he wanted people not only to see the collection but to smell the idea of the Dior house. This capsule translates parts of the Dior archive into the pleats, like the fan. We work with the pleats of Mr. Dior, like the Bar jacket, the skirt and also the evening dress,” she explained.
A large coterie of Dior people has been in Shanghai preparing for the show and taking appointments with couture clients. For Chiuri, taking this collection, which was shown in January at the Musée Rodin in Paris, on the road is an ideal way to

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Designers Use Epson Technology for Themed Couture Presentation

DRESSED-UP TECHNOLOGY: For a fourth year, Epson is hosting its annual “digital couture project” pre-New York Fashion Week. The theme of the Feb. 6 presentation, to be held in New York, is “Cosmopolitan Couture with Impossible Colors — How Does Your Culture Dress Up?” Participating designers from North and Latin America will showcase designs that used Epson’s textile printing solutions. Keith Kratzberg, president and chief executive officer of Epson America Inc., said the “future of fashion is customization — from the colors and prints, to the size and shape of garments — all on-demand.”
Kratzberg said the company’s “digital-imaging technology is changing the business of fashion, providing a platform for designers to print higher-quality, more unique designs for customers on-demand, as well as the ability to print just in time.”
Prior to the fashion show, Epson is hosting a panel discussion on how digital technology is changing the fashion industry. Panel participants include: interior designer Ryan Korban; Mark Sunderland from Thomas Jefferson University, and Aliza Licht, executive vice president of brand marketing and communications for Alice + Olivia.
 
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Xuan Couture Spring 2018

Absent from the runways for the better part of this decade, Xuan-Thu Nguyen took the long road home, or at least back to Paris’ couture where she had first shown in 2009.
This summer collection marked her third since her return last year under the label Xuan, and in her own admission, a darker collection than is customary. The idea of a road stretching out was there, in volumes figured as deflated lengths of fabric, but it was more metaphoric than biographic. “Everything you do takes time, and that’s a bad thing. It’s the way it is,” she said after the show.
Those with long memories will recall a delicate palette and floral elements, and perhaps even the “fox” stole, her take on fur transmuted into a lovely floral wreath — and here they were. As a child, the Dutch-Vietnamese designer had wanted to become a florist, so her clothes were bouquets.
Now, they were delivered with contemporary touches. One puffy posy was a Xuan version of a puffer jacket. A snowy coatdress was festooned with white ruffles. Later, an LBD had stretched petal shapes tumbling down the shoulder — the shadow of a bloom.
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Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier’s tailoring skill has often earned him comparisons with Yves Saint Laurent, but there’s another famous couturier to whom he owes a big debt.
The former enfant terrible of French fashion dedicated his spring haute couture collection to his former mentor Pierre Cardin. Flanked by Maryse Gaspard, his glamorous muse and head of haute couture, the 95-year-old was swarmed by television cameras as he arrived at the show.
Gaultier, whose first job was as Cardin’s studio assistant, noted the Space Age designer has broken every rule in the book. “Cardin was always free and he has remained a free man who does what he pleases,” he said.
Thus inspired, Gaultier put on a soundtrack of jangly pop and loopy space tunes, and set off on a trip to the Swinging Sixties, with outfits named Twiggy Pop, Yellow Submarine or Cardinella.
He had clearly been boning up on the Cardin monograph published by Assouline last fall. Though the references weren’t overt — no Bubble dresses or A-line minis — his influence could be felt in monochrome outfits sliced to produce kinetic effects, and sharp-shouldered belted jackets with exaggerated peplums.
Above all, Gaultier appeared to share the veteran designer’s love of fringe. Whereas Cardin is

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Rami Kadi Couture Spring 2018

For the customer who wants the next level in personalization, Rami Kadi offers just the thing. Not only are his designs made to fit, but they were made with ticker-tape embroideries to put one’s own details in view.
“Many of my clients asked me to embroider their names on their bridal veils, or even hashtags, because everyone is on social media these days,” he said, pointing out the black bands were all detachable. On the silhouettes showcased at Le Meurice, these read #RKSS18, #COUTURESS18 and #RAMIKADI while a table displayed more options such as #METOO, #WHYWEWEARBLACK but also #PROVOKE and #BRIDETOBE.
But while it resembled the branded elastic waistbands, the Swarovski seed beads and crystal embroidery used in the two hand-spans of tape going across the front of his sweatshirt took over 20 hours to create. On one ruffled gown, there were at least a dozen feet curling around the edges of each layer.
Style-wise, Kadi tapped into the elevated street style vibe du jour. But urban inspirations were mixed in with gusto to the techniques of his craft, resulting in a parka filled with angel hair thread, crystal-encrusted detachable hoods, a floral parka worn with a fishnet skirt and a hoodie richly embroidered

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Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Men’s Fall 2018

The show space was striking: a snowy runway set by Swiss artist Thomas Flechtner in a Brutalist university faculty building in Milan’s Université Bocconi designed by Grafton Architects.
But the collection’s strength was in the detail and the process, with Alessandro Sartori plucking from the “natural reserves” of Oasi Zegna, the family’s natural park in northern Italy, to expand the definition of luxury.
“One of [Flechtner’s] works is exactly about a modern vision of snow landscapes….This idea of presenting a juxtaposition of craft and technical, handmade and sharp in a Brutalist architecture to me is the same type of philosophy,” said the designer during a preview of the collection.
A new fabric — Oasi Cashmere — came dipped in natural dyes made from flowers, herbs, wood, leaves and roots, developed by Lanificio Zegna over 12 years and using an entirely chemical-free process involving a multilayer deep dyeing process. A small revolution, producing even fluorescent and black tones. (It ain’t called couture for nothing.)
Experimental fabrics — courtesy of Bonotto SpA, the high-end textile manufacturer that Ermenegildo Zegna Group acquired last year — included a matte cotton and wool-blend corduroy used for jackets, and a new woven leather fabric best showcased on a tennis-bag-style, single-strap backpack.
The innovation

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Christophe Josse and Noureddine Amir Join French Haute Couture Calendar

SEASONED NEWBIES: The French Fashion Federation had added Christophe Josse and Noureddine Amir as guest members to the haute couture calendar in January.
The 2018 dates for the haute couture shows are Jan. 22 to 25.
Amir’s work was promoted by Pierre Bergé last year, who hosted an exhibit of the Moroccan designer’s sculpted dresses at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent.
Josse, a French designer who studied art history, obtained the official haute couture seal from the French fashion governing body in 2011 but took a break from haute couture in 2014.
Returning guest members are: A.F. Vandevorst, Antonio Grimaldi, Azzaro Couture, Galia Lahav, Georges Hobeika, Guo Pei, Hyun Mi Nielsen, Iris Van Herpen, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Proenza Schouler, Ralph&Russo, Rodarte, RVDK/Ronald Van Der Kemp, Ulyana Sergeenko, Xuan, Yuima Nakazato and Zuhair Murad.
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Couture Fall 2017: Bridal Worthy Gowns

The couture shows are the highest expression of fashion, just as wedding gowns are every girls most important fashion statement, so it’s not surprising that designers send out an array of ceremonial looks inspired by nuptials.
 
 
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Saint Laurent Backs Couture Training Program

Saint Laurent is the latest major fashion entity to get behind a program to nurture young talent. The company has developed what it terms “a training program for couture savoir-faire”  in partnership with two schools, the Institut Français de la Mode and the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.
The six-month program will focus on innovation and sustainability, with the first course launching in September. Essentially, it’s an internship at Saint Laurent headquarters with students working in the company’s offices in addition to 25 days of courses held at the schools. Saint Laurent staff will work with interns from both schools in an experiential format central to which will be craft and creativity. At the end of the program in March 2018, the students will present a special project before a jury of school faculty and Saint Laurent staff.
The application process is currently underway and still open. Interested students can contact IFM and ECSCP.
“Preserving our heritage while evolving and being very relevant in our epoch is a pillar of our strategy, and investing in talents is an imperative condition to build on our success even further,” said Francesca Bellettini, president and chief executive officer of Saint Laurent. “I am very proud of this partnership with

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Elie Saab Couture Fall 2017

Embellished red-carpet princess dresses are Elie Saab’s specialty, and here the Lebanese couturier stepped it up a notch in a collection fit for queens. On a path strewn with gold sequins, with embroidered banners hung at the end of the runway, Saab sent out a royal procession of medieval-inspired gowns in wintry jewel tones like ruby and forest green, and touches of fur.
The forms meandered between more structured gowns with sculptural peplums to free-flowing styles with nipped waists, glittering gold embroideries and trumpet sleeves that were more classical — read literal — in allure. Certain gowns sported removable skirts attached by belts and dramatic velvet capes fixed with velvet bow ties. The Lady of Shalott-style jeweled headbands finished off the look.
The interest was in the surface play, with nature motifs climbing across dresses, or smatterings of pearls, and ribbon accents and Celtic embroideries adding graphic impact to bodices. The plays on matte and sheer fabrics also worked well, especially on the gowns with alternating pleats in lace and velvet on the skirt.
Look close and golden snowflake embroideries peppered the skirt of one gown with gleaming cock feathers embellishing the sleeves, lending a fairy-tale quality to the cinematic collection that climaxed

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Viktor & Rolf Couture Fall 2017

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have always been heavy on concept, and here the design duo went heavy on fabric with a show based on lashings of a padded Japanese high-tech fabric manipulated into warped, couture-ified versions of that humble utilitarian men’s wear staple, the bomber jacket. They came paraded, in the show’s opening section, on “haute couture action dolls.” (Read: models sporting hilarious oversized dolls’ heads and Dr. Martens.) “Reality is so surreal sometimes, nowadays, so we wanted to show the surreal and the real,” said Snoeren, summing up their mission “in a nutshell.”
The designers morphed the garment every which way possible, including flipping it inside-out to put the safety orange on the outside. One sported a giant ruff collar; another an accumulation of trademark bows at the back, with folk patchwork quilting — a continuation of the brand’s upcycling movement — gradually creeping into the equation. The second chapter continued without the bobble heads and the couture bombers unzipped over streetwise patchwork denim and T-shirts.
The show felt reminiscent of past concepts — the brand’s fall 1998 Atomic Bomb collection exploring two ways of wearing the same outfits, say, or the fall 1999 Russian Doll collection — but without the

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Francesco Scognamiglio Skips Paris, Shows Couture by Appointment

MILAN — Francesco Scognamiglio is not one to mince words. In his frank manner, the Neapolitan designer said he decided to bow out of the Paris couture schedule because the calendar had become “too confusing with American brands showing ready-to-wear and pre-collections.” Through client appointments in Milan and the French capital, Scognamiglio wants to manifest “a sign of rupture. I am looking for something more discreet.”
Discreet, the collection was not. After all, Scognamiglio is not a minimalist designer and, for his fall couture collection, he reached for the sky. Literally. In particular, the garden of Eden and his vision of paradise were the inspirations for the lineup. Explaining the reasoning behind this, the designer said “it was a spontaneous idea, I was thinking of an almost surreal scenario, something that is unreachable, above the sky.” Scognamiglio said he worked with a painter who translated his thoughts into a print of luscious leaves, lilies, blue skies and colorful parrots, seen on a fitted dress with a soft bow at the neck and a flounced, uneven hemline, and lit up by crystal stars. “These are almost like sacred birds,” the designer said.
Scognamiglio said the padded silk coats, embroidered with feathers or crystals,

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Fashion Review: At Couture Fashion Week, An Antidote to the Instagram Age

Fashion is rarely considered a corrective to social media addiction, but with the couture shows in Paris, it may have been just that.
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Front Row at Azzedine Alaïa Couture Fall 2017

INNER CIRCLE: Azzedine Alaïa’s couture show on Wednesday — the first by the house in six years — sparked special memories for Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Farida Khelfa, who joined the likes of Daphne Guinness, Nicolas Ghesquière and Stephen Jones in the front row for the event, held at the designer’s Marais headquarters.
“It’s a very special place here at Azzedine’s,” said Bruni-Sarkozy recalling “shows here with all the girls, and days and days spent here, sometimes for fittings, sometimes just hanging out.” The singer said she has a new album due out on Oct. 6, “and I’ll be coming to America to promote it.”
A few rows down, Jean-Paul Goude, who was catching up with Patrick Demarchelier, at one point pausing, mesmerized, to stroke the photographer’s feral eyebrows, also shared his personal memories of working with Alaïa.
“I remember when I was living with Farida, one of my great loves, we hung out a lot together and I was very inspired by the fact that he was not only Azzedine Alaïa but that he was from the other side of the Mediterranean, like Farida, and that fascinated me,” said Goude, who revealed he’s working on a capsule for the Spanish clothing label Desigual.

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Zuhair Murad Couture Fall 2017

Zuhair Murad was inspired by the Gibson Girls of the early 20th century for his parade of elegant gowns in powdery pastel tones.
The drawings of American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, with their evocation of women both beautiful and independent, provided the impetus for outfits that blended ethereal embellishment with bold features like slashed necklines and plunging backs.
A floor-sweeping chiffon dress and matching silk cape were printed with finely rendered thistles, an Edwardian symbol of devotion. A slightly more stylized version of the flower appeared as a shimmering floral appliqué on a light pink sheer dress with a cape-like bodice.
Murad worked his signature nude effects throughout, with outfits like a super-sheer pencil dress sprinkled with metallic flowers and strategically placed bands of ostrich feathers.
“When you see the dresses of this collection, you feel that it’s maybe heavy or that there’s a lot of embroidery or ornament, but in reality it’s very light,” the designer said backstage. “Women now want to fly, want to feel comfortable, sensual and happy.”
Some of the more voluminous ballgowns didn’t look ready for takeoff. But a light gray velvet jumpsuit — topped with a billowing ostrich-collared cape — could take you from the boudoir straight to the red

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Valentino Couture Fall 2017

Years ago, John Fairchild had a name for the type of fashion editor who early on embraced the shroudlike avant-garde side of the Eighties, and who appeared to fall into a state of rapture at shows she loved. That name: fashion nun. It wasn’t a compliment.
Would that Mr. Fairchild were around today, to sit down with Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli over a good bottle of red and engage in some serious guy talk about fashion. Perhaps the younger might convince the older that there’s nothing wrong with a little fashion religion.
He’d at least make an impressive case. Piccioli believes genuinely in the power of fashion, couture in particular, to elevate the spirit. Some may find that thought itself profane. At a preview, he explained his premise. “In this moment, everything is digital and about rationalism,” Piccioli said. “I think all of us are looking for something more spiritual, beyond reality. This is really close to the idea of couture because every aspect of the sacred is expressed by rituals, and couture is made by rituals. Sacred is what is beyond reality, what you don’t see but you just feel, you just perceive. What makes couture special, unique and magical is what you don’t see —

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Fendi Couture Fall 2017

As the curtains parted at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, revealing a set of screens hand-painted with trees, the strains of Claude Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” filled the air. You half expected Vaslav Nijinsky to come bounding out of the wings.
The Russian ballet dancer has been closely associated with the premises since he premiered another of his revolutionary choreographies, “The Rite of Spring,” at the venue in 1913 — famously causing a riot among spectators.
The show notes for Fendi’s fall “haute fourrure” show on Wednesday night did not namecheck Nijinsky, or the painter Léon Bakst, who designed sets and costumes for the Ballets Russes — but their influence was apparent in the collection’s painterly effects and exuberant celebration of nature.
After all, it was Bakst who once exhorted his fiancée to “dress up like a flower.” Karl Lagerfeld brought that image to life with skirts shaped like petals, cocoonlike capes and outfits bedecked in a garden’s worth of colorful blooms.
In front of an audience heavy with clients — and a box where Bernard Arnault, the owner of Fendi, sat with family members — the designer opened with a red lace dress with a capelike bodice dotted

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All the Must-See Looks From Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week F/W ’17

ESC: Bella Hadid, Paris Haute Couture Week F/W 17High fashion, right this way.
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Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2017

Christmas carols in July? Perhaps it was Jean Paul Gaultier’s attempt at mind over matter. As temperatures in Paris soared, the designer conjured a snowscape with a fall collection inspired by ski resorts.
While guests fanned themselves, models paraded in oversize ski sweaters, cropped down vests and velvet ski pants. The outfits bore witty names such as Santa Clothes, Anna Winter and Be Polaire, while the soundtrack veered from crystalline Björk tunes to that Mariah Carey song.
Gaultier admitted his theme was somewhat ironic, given the summer shows at his Paris headquarters are famously sweltering affairs. “We don’t have built-in air conditioning and we do suffer, because I’m on the seventh floor, so when we do fittings, people pass out,” he said backstage.
It must have made for some backstage catfight this season, as his collection spanned from lushly textured outerwear to diaphanous dresses inspired by saris — the designer’s reasoning being that it snows in India, too.
In the first camp, a sheared black rabbit fur jacket glistening with jet beads, a beaded cream Aran sweater lined with mink, or a quilted velvet coat with kimono sleeves. Among the exotic-flavored options were a red crepe dress with an asymmetric cowl, or a super chic

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Front Row at Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2017

FIRST LADIES OF FASHION: Carla Bruni is steaming ahead with her singing career.
“My new album is out in the fall, it’s a selection of covers, in English,” she said before taking her seat at the Jean Paul Gaultier couture show next to Farida Khelfa.
She had previewed some of the songs at Monday night’s annual amfAR charity dinner, where she sang Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” and the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You.”
Other front-row faces included American actor Ian Bohen, Franco-Indonesian singer Anggun, Amanda Lear and Josiane Balasko.
“When I represented France for Eurovision, I said I wished Jean Paul Gaultier would dress me. The next day, I got a call,” Anggun reminisced, noting hat she was leaving for Asia to be one of the judges on the second season of “Asia’s Got Talent,” beginning at the end of July. “It’s watched by something like 500 million viewers,” she marveled.
Blanca Li, sitting next to compatriot Rossy de Palma, was preparing a new choreography set to debut in September at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris. “It’s with 14 dancers, it’s called ‘Solstice,’ it’s about the relation of human and nature,” she said.
Observers shouldn’t expect extravagant costumes for the show, however. “I’m not working

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Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and More Serve Up Serious Style at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Jennifer Lawrence, Paris Fashion WeekIt may be two days before the Fourth of July, but many of the most fashionable Americans are actually in the City of Lights for the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture in France.
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Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Fall 2017

Luscious lips getting a fresh coat of lipstick, bullet holes in the windshield: Ulyana Sergeenko’s invitation set the stage to present the perfect wardrobe for a gangster’s moll — or what to wear for one’s own heists. After all, villains can sometimes have the best taste in clothing.
But her starting point to the season was a picture of her grandmother in a tailored black dress in the late Forties. It meshed well with an underlying thread about the thrifty elegance of people in the then-USSR, when elegance was a matter of underworld connections and contraband.
Cue tailored outfits that played with femme fatale tropes — nipped waists, marked shoulders, wide cropped trousers and also the lingerie-inspired light looks — which fit Sergeenko like the bejeweled white gloves seen on some silhouettes. Segueing into Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and masculine suiting was only a sliding side-step away.
As always, craftsmanship was impressive. Vologda and Yelets laces were overlaid on bustiers or used as kerchiefs pinned on lapels. A bow design was actually a see-through lace appliqué. Bullets and musical instruments appeared as embroideries hiding along hemlines.
The boudoir burlesque theme felt like a ghost note, but Sergeenko hit the bull’s-eye with her severe tailoring. Whether a

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Front Row at Chanel Couture Fall 2017

FASHION MONUMENT: “It’s like Vegas in Paris,” said French actress Pom Klementieff of Chanel’s latest show set extravaganza: A reconstruction of a section of the Eiffel Tower. Even the most seasoned of Chanel show-goers was gobsmacked.
“It’s quite extraordinary, coming through the door into the Grand Palais….I mean for anyone who’s not been here, it’s a pretty awesome space, but to imagine someone saying, ‘Let’s build the first couple of storyies of the Eiffel Tower with, by the way, a cloud at the top of it’….It really takes my breath away,” said Tilda Swinton. “It’s beyond, and there’s something really beautiful about this show, this setting. This whole Robert Delaunay kind of Orphist sensibility right now in Paris, that feels really, really touching. I thought it was bang-on.”
See Karl Lagerfeld’s Ode to Paris at Chanel Couture Fall 2017.
“I’m totally blown away. This collection was a total throwback, the shapes, the hats, the boots, the colors on the eyelids…. I think it’s one of my favorite Chanel shows,” said Lily Collins, who has been up the real Eiffel Tower two or three times. “But I didn’t get to visit it this time, so now I get to sit under this one, it’s

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Fashion Review: The Melting Pot of Couture

Did Rodarte and Proenza Schouler hold their own in Paris? How was Peter Dundas’s debut? These and other pressing fashion questions, answered.
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Front Row at Christian Dior Couture Fall 2017

HEAT IS ON: What to wear when faced with such unpredictable weather? Guests including Jennifer Lawrence and Céline Dion were caught by the baking conditions at Christian Dior’s outdoor couture show on Monday, with the travel-themed set — think dry grass studded with trees and wooden animal sculptures — creating a safari vibe.
Hedging her bets, Lawrence had layered a chunky black-and-white cardigan over her white lace dress, accessorized with quirky boxer-style Dior high-tops, while Dion donned a belted mustard leather shirtdress. “I never regret wearing Dior, you can’t, whether it’s light or heavy, and what a magical moment for [Maria Grazia Chiuri] to present her collection under blue skies,” said the gracious singer, who is on the French leg of her European tour.
“I love how natural everything is,” said Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse, who had matched her embroidered Dior pants with a pair of leather flip-flops embellished with fluffy yellow feathers. She was feeling quite daring. “You know, I wear a lot of slides, I don’t wear a lot of flip-flops, so it feels a little foreign around my toes, but I’m really happy that it’s warmer than this morning and yellow is my favorite color,” said the model and actress, who

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Azzedine Alaïa to Present Fall 2017 Couture Collection

SHOW BUSINESS: When it comes to the relentless fashion cycles, Azzedine Alaïa has never been a slave to the rhythm. The Tunisian-born designer famously likes to present his collections according to his own agenda, and they’re highly intimate affairs, held in his Rue de Moussy headquarters in Paris’ Marais district.
His couture shows are an even rarer occurrence, with the last dating back six years. For his latest, the designer has chosen to get in sync with Paris Couture Week with his fall couture show scheduled to take place on July 5, in an evening slot falling between the Valentino and Fendi shows.
His last couture show was presented in 2011 after an eight-year hiatus from the runway, with the epic event drawing guests including Sofia Coppola, Kanye West, Donatella Versace and Victoire de Castellane.
The designer held his spring 2017 ready-to-wear show in October.
Alaïa at the start of his career only ever presented couture collections at his Rue de Bellechasse atelier, according to a spokeswoman for the house. He shifted to presenting rtw in 1981 while continuing to create couture pieces. They were mainly presented in museum exhibitions such as the Palais Galliera’s 2013 show dedicated to the designer.
The Alaïa couture line

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Mary Katrantzou’s Couture Creations on Display at Waddeson Manor

KATRANTZOU’S COUTURE CREATIONS: “Waddesdon Manor is such a beautiful estate,” said Mary Katrantzou during the launch of the “Creatures and Creations” exhibit mounted at the Waddeson Manor in Buckinghamshire on Friday. “Being invited by Lord Rothschild is a huge honor.”
The grand manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in a Neo-Renaissance aesthetic of a French château in the 1800s. The estate spans 6,000 acres and is managed by the Rothschild Foundation and the National Trust. The stately home houses the family’s collection of arts, paintings and sculptures. Walter Rothschild – who passed away in 1937 – was an aficionado and collector of insects and animal specimens. He amassed such a collection that his parents gave him a museum to house his findings and present them to the public.
Katrantzou, who is known for her visually exuberant prints, created three couture dresses – done up in a palette of bright rainbow hues. The gowns were influenced by the collections of Walter Rothschild at the National History Museum and Tring museum which included various insects and animal specimens. Held at The Stables on the Waddeson Manor grounds, the exhibit – which runs until October 29 – showcased the bespoke looks alongside a

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L.A. Dance Project Partners With Ermenegildo Zegna Couture for Marfa Performances

ZEGNA SUITS UP DANCERS: L.A. Dance Project’s founder and artistic director Benjamin Millepied used his artistic vision to help dancers make an impression at Marfa.
For the troupe’s “Marfa Dance Episodes” last weekend in Marfa, Tex., all of the dancers wore Ermenegildo Zegna Couture custom-designed looks by artistic director Alessandro Sartori. He flew in for the performances, which were hosted by the Donald Judd-started Chinati Foundation and featured a series of live-streamed events, which were inspired by Chinati’s art collection.
The collaboration for the dancers’ fluid wardrobes stemmed from Sartori’s interest in the arts and his eagerness to partner with his friend Millepied. The duo decided to go with lightweight fabrics in a range of muted colors such as concrete gray, white, indigo blue and camel. To help keep the dancers in motion, they wore exclusive blends of silk and jersey that were meant to relay modern design. During his tenure with the LADP, Millepied has called in a range of talent for select projects including John Baldessari and Christian Lacroix for new sets, and Karl Lagerfeld, Gareth Pugh, Mary Katrantzou and Iris Van Herpen for new costumes.
The Paris Opera’s director of dance at one time, Millepied is a movie director who

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Vivienne Westwood Hosts Bridal and Couture Capsule Collections in West Sussex

SHOWING IN SUSSEX: British label Vivienne Westwood showcased its bridal and couture collections on Friday during a small event held at the Nyetimber Champagne estate in West Sussex, England.
Brigitte Stepputtis, head of couture at Vivienne Westwood, presented the collections during an event at the Nyetimber vineyard, which included a tour of the grounds, a wine tasting and a vegetarian lunch in keeping with the designer’s ethos.
The White Barn on the Nyetimber estate provided a dramatic backdrop for 10 mannequins dressed in the designs. The sprawling estate spans 483 acres, including barns and vineyards that produce chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier.
Stepputtis said her lineup was inspired by Greek – and Hollywood – goddesses as well as high-society women. There were also influences from 17th and 18th century salon culture, which originally encouraged Westwood to learn corsetry.
Stepputtis said the label is not creating a full red carpet collection, but a relatively small range. “Business is going well,” she said. “Especially with the bridal because it has become more fashion. Before, it was a very conservative thing. But now brides are more playful.”
“Westwood’s clients always come because they always want something special,” she added. “They have in mind what they want. She’s

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Galia Lahav Couture Spring 2017

Design duo Galia Lahav and Sharon Sever were visibly moved as they took their bow at the end of their first Paris couture show. Indeed, backstage before the show, Sever described being accepted as a guest member on the couture calendar as the culmination of three decades of work for the Tel Aviv, Israel-based label, which is principally known for its bridal designs.
Inspired by the Victorian era in general and more specifically by a little-known designer called Jean-Marjorie Lacroix, who challenged the sartorial stereotypes of the time, Sever explained.
The designers sent out an array of gowns that combined the transparency of tulle fabrics, lace — some of it antique — guipure and sheer stretch fabrics with a multitude of embellishments and surface finishes.
Elaborate, extralong trains were morphed with the corsets of gowns decked with embroideries and glittering with beads and there were high collars, puff sleeves, sweetheart necklines, buttoned backs, peplums and pussy bow details aplenty, contrasting with the overtly sexy allure of their deep V necklines and sheer backs.
The use of velvet on certain designs added a different richness, as on a burgundy draped mermaid dress with its tulle point d’esprit bodice and short cape, or an off-the-shoulder corset

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Hyun Mi Nielsen Couture Spring 2017

It may have been Christine Hyun Mi Nielsen’s first solo collection, but the designer already has a solid résumé, having headed up women’s wear studios at Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and, most recently, Balenciaga, under Alexander Wang. She was one of six designers selected as guest members on the couture schedule this season, rare with a debut collection.
“It says a lot about the Federation and how supportive they are of new brands,” said the Danish designer, who was born in South Korea, backstage before the show.
Nielsen’s experience showed through in her designs, which she said were inspired by a dark period after she left Balenciaga and was feeling lost. “It happens,” she said. “Teams change.”
A dark, almost Gothic poetry emanated from many of her designs, which went from ethereal to verging on bondage in an unusual yet appealing play on contrasts. Organza and tulle were frayed and layered minutely in several black, white and burnt orange gowns, shaped into graphic ruffles that formed heart shapes around transparent panels. A murky green organza cape was adorned with floral embroideries in dark hues, and worn with straight black pants in a horizontally striped patchwork of leather, jacquard and tulle.
She contrasted the more fluid

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Elie Saab Couture Spring 2017

Distracting from the subzero temperatures outside, Elie Saab conjured the bygone glamour of the golden age of Egyptian cinema, with the designer citing actress Faten Hamama — in a party scene from film “I Don’t Sleep,” starring opposite Omar Sharif — among inspirations.
The more elaborate gowns in his sparkling, red carpet-oriented collection included a sheer tulle gown with hazy pale blue and silver placement embroidery evoking boats on the river Nile and palm trees, with the silvery fronds of one tree peeking over the sweetheart neckline. Other highlights included a long-sleeved gown in tan satin peppered with deep blue “evil eye” motifs.
Oriental gold embroideries and geometric crystal formations — presented as a surprise feature on the back of a cape, say — were a nice update on the designer’s signature embellishments. Mini crystal tassels and draped chains of gold beads on the bibs of dresses added movement.
With their headbands, diamond earrings and shades, the models also channeled a Fifties, Old Hollywood vibe, nodding to the glamour of Elizabeth Taylor — she of “Cleopatra” fame. This was especially the case with the opening dresses with deep décolletés and sculpted folds crossing at the front. Their baby blue shade also evoking Jackie Kennedy — or a more

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Alexandre Vauthier Couture Spring 2017

Don’t expect any ivory tower attitude from Alexandre Vauthier. The designer, for his debut show in the Grand Palais, took his scissors to the tradition’s “more ceremonial side — the kilometers of fabric and enormous volumes of the Golden Age of couture,” to present what he termed as a “less sacred, more approachable spin.”
Haute gestures were there but used to elevate Vauthier’s signature sporty, ultra sexy bases. Vauthier’s angular leather minis had sprouted puffy mutton sleeves, for instance. Voluminous taffeta tops with sweeping trains were broken by elements like denim shorts with Swarovski crystal belts, giving a high-low spin.
Vauthier does like to have a clear cohesiveness within each of his collections. A jagged, Eighties-infused motif in red, white, black and blue served as the flag, splashed on everything from the multimedia sweater dresses to a mini in allover crystal embroidery. The collection’s palette — red, white, blue, silver and black — was also picked up in the threads of the tailored tweed elements.
Black worked best for showcasing the designer’s thing for asymmetry and angular forms, especially the minimalist black dress fixed with satin ribbons, which was super-elegant.

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Iris van Herpen Couture Spring 2017

For her fall couture collection, Iris van Herpen said she was interested not only in the patterns on outfits but also the gaps in between them. The designer approached the outfits like kinetic art, adding to their visual impact by showing them against a backdrop designed by Italian artist Esther Stocker.
It was a collaboration seemingly made in Instagram heaven, but the poor lighting at the venue meant that only the runway photographers were able to capture the intended effect. For the rest of the audience, even seeing the clothes proved a challenge.
That felt like a wasted opportunity, considering the amount of work that went into each of the 16 looks. In a preview, van Herpen said the curved lines that formed hypnotic repetitive patterns on the clothing were computer-designed but molded and painted by hand with a blend of polyurethane and pigment.
“The shapes are constructed, but it’s the body that changes the shapes and warps the angles when you walk in it,” she explained.
Working in black and white, the designer applied the designs on transparent rubber to create short dresses that quivered like jellyfish. The formations glistened on the surface of a long-sleeve black silk dress and appeared suspended in space on

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On the Runway: Versace Says No to Couture Shows

Is the haute model broken? The Italian brand says it’s time to try something new.
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Yanina Couture to Launch Ready-to-Wear Pieces for 2017

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Moscow-based couturier Yulia Yanina made her first-ever trip to Los Angeles this week to show off her fall collection. While her ethereal embroidered tulle and mesh gowns have been worn by Gigi Hadid, Gwen Stefani, Emma Roberts, Kate Hudson, Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson and Sophie Turner, among other stars, Yanina had so far only met a few of them in person. She has had rendezvous with several movie stars at the Cannes Film Festival, which she attends every year.
“Los Angeles is not what I thought it would be like, but I find the people here so friendly,” she said from her room at Chateau Marmont, surrounded by her birds of paradise and Russian love letter-themed collections. The designer, clad in a black satin embroidered coat dotted with ostrich feathers, which she paired with boyfriend jeans and mules, seemed to fit right in with the high-low vibe in Hollywood. Along with her daughter Daria, whom she sends to the States for celebrity fittings, she spoke of her inspirations, namely the romance of Imperial Russia. The skirts of several gowns were embroidered with skylines of St. Petersburg and profiles of Alexander Pushkin and his wife and muse Natalya,

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Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid Dominate the 2016 Chanel Haute Couture Show

Chanel, Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture, Kendall JennerParis Fashion Week has kicked off with a bang.
Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid have returned to the City of Lights and are taking it by storm. The three supermodels walked in…

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Anna Maier Couture Bridal Spring 2017

Charles W. Bunstine II played with dimensions this season, creating a collection filled with beautiful draping and controlled volume. Working with only the most exquisite fabrics, such as French lace and Italian duchess satin, taffeta and jacquard, the designer created a variety of gowns to complement many different types of women, but each dress was consistent with the elegance and sophistication that’s built into the brand’s DNA. Looks ranged from an architectural seamed and draped fluted gown — the last word in minimalistic chic — to a glamorous fitted gown of Chantilly French lace over tulle and crystal paillettes.

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Paris Hotels Set for Full Occupancy During Couture Week

NO VACANCY: Paris Couture Week and Euro 2016 are set to lift Paris’ hoteliers’ spirits, in the grim climate for tourism following the Paris and Brussels attacks.
Paris Couture Week, slated from July 3 to 7, is to coincide with the UEFA soccer tournament, which is to run for its part from June 10 to July 10. The quarterfinals match set for July 3 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis outside Paris is to fall on kickoff day of Couture Week.
“We’re typically already at the highest level of occupancy during fashion week,” a spokeswoman for the Plaza Athénée said, expecting an even busier week this season due to Euro championship factor, based on the early feedback of the hotel’s booking department. Spokeswomen for the Royal Monceau and the Bristol Paris echoed the sentiment. (July 10, the day of the final match, is unavailable on the booking section of the Bristol Paris’ Web site.)
The Ritz Paris is still cornering its reopening date — initially planned on March 14 —  following a fire that broke out on the top floor of the hotel on Jan. 19. June 1 is the first date when guests can start booking on the hotel’s Web site, with

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Juicy Couture Women’s 1900773 HRH Gold-Tone Steel Case White Jelly Strap Watch

Juicy Couture Women’s 1900773 HRH Gold-Tone Steel Case White Jelly Strap Watch


Juicy Couture is a glamorous, irreverent and fun lifestyle brand for the decidedly fashionable. Known for ascending the track suit to its status as a casual luxury icon, Juicy Couture continues to evolve, bringing the same confident, whimsical and feminine attitude to all its designs. Founded in 1997 by Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash Taylor, Juicy Couture was acquired by industry titan Liz Claiborne Inc. in 2003. Today, the global phenomenon offers an assortment that spans fashion apparel for women, girls and baby, handbags, shoes, intimates, swimwear, fragrance, accessories, jewelry, watches, sunglasses and small goods. Juicy?s latest endeavor, Bird by Juicy Couture, is an elevated collection that brings street-wear chic to sophisticated luxury, creating quintessential wardrobe pieces for the effortlessly current woman. Gold plated case with etched logo. Arabic numerals with gold tone center zone on a white jelly strap.

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Pratt Gearing up for ‘Coded Couture’ Exhibition

PRATT’S NEW CODE: For many New York-based designers, the February edition of fashion week is pressing, but the Pratt Manhattan Gallery has already set its “Coded_Couture” exhibition. Relying on coding for customized garments and accessories, the show will spotlight 10 designers and feature video projections, objects, drawings, photographs and apps meant to give visitors insight into what the future of fashion may hold. Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of C2 Curatorsquared, the exhibition will open Feb. 11 and run through April 30. A dress by Dutch designer Melissa Coleman that uses a speech recognition system to analyze voice stress as an indicator of untruthfulness will be featured. The dress lights up and administers shocks based on the wearer’s responses, in order to “train” the wearer to be more truthful. There will also be a skirt that displays live Twitter feeds or changes color based on real-time audience input, by British design team CuteCircuit’s Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz. Visitors will be encouraged to interact with the piece using a specially created hashtag. The gallery is at 144 West 14th Street.
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Jamie Chung’s Wedding Dress: The Mystery of Her Couture Monique Lhuillier Gown, Solved

When celebrities go to a big-time bridal designer for their wedding dress, the one-of-a-kind dress they walk down the aisle wearing usually starts as an existing silhouette that the designer updates with elements from other…


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겔랑 La Petite Robe Noire Eau De Parfum Couture Spray (2014 Limited Edition) 50ml/1.7oz

겔랑 La Petite Robe Noire Eau De Parfum Couture Spray (2014 Limited Edition) 50ml/1.7oz


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Juicy Couture Women’s 1900828 HRH Rose Gold Plated Stainless-Steel Bracelet Watch

Juicy Couture Women’s 1900828 HRH Rose Gold Plated Stainless-Steel Bracelet Watch


A rose gold-toned wonder, the Juicy Couture Womens HRH Rose Gold Plated Stainless-Steel Bracelet Watch will have you seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. This exceptional timepiece begins with a round 38mm rose gold-plated stainless steel case with a fixed rose gold-toned bezel and a textured crown. These elements surround a beautiful rose dial, which is protected by a mineral crystal and features rose gold-toned Arabic numeral and index hour markers and luminous rose gold-toned hands powered by Japanese quartz movement. The dial also features a textured center and a beveled inner bezel with Juicy Couture written all around. A rose gold-toned stainless steel link bracelet straps this watch to the wrist, while a deployment clasp ensures its secure placement. Finally, this watch boasts water resistance up to 99 feet (30 meters). Juicy Couture is a glamorous, irreverent and fun lifestyle brand for the decidedly fashionable. Known for ascending the track suit to its status as a casual luxury icon, Juicy Couture continues to evolve, bringing the same confident, whimsical and feminine attitude to all its designs. Founded in 1997 by Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash Taylor, Juicy Couture was acquired by industry titan Liz Claiborne Inc. in 2003. Today, the global phenomenon offers an assortment that spans fashion apparel for women, girls and baby, handbags, shoes, intimates, swimwear, fragrance, accessories, jewelry, watches, sunglasses and small goods. Juicys latest endeavor, Bird by Juicy Couture, is an elevated collection that brings street-wear chic to sophisticated luxury, creating quintessential wardrobe pieces for the effortlessly current woman.

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AIG Offering Insurance for Couture Collectors

WEATHERING THE STORM: AIG is targeting couture’s big spenders with help from Garde Robe, a museum-quality garment storage service for high-end clients. Garde Robe’s Doug Greenberg conceived of the need for a niche insurance policy after sitting next to a client at a party whose Long Island home — and couture collection — was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. Afterward, the client discovered that her homeowners insurance didn’t cover her bespoke wardrobe — a common assumption. Greenberg approached several underwriters with his idea and found a match through AIG Private Client Group. Newly launched and modeled after similar polices for art collectors, AIG is currently the only insurance carrier to offer protection for valuable textiles damaged by flood, mold, moths and errant dry-cleaning. While Greenberg has been educating his clients about the need to insure their collections, he noted that the service has yet to pick up steam. Here are a few couture fans who might be interested.

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Juicy Couture Women’s 1901166 Jetsetter Analog Display Quartz Green Watch

Juicy Couture Women’s 1901166 Jetsetter Analog Display Quartz Green Watch


Juicy Couture is a glamorous, irreverent and fun lifestyle brand for the decidedly fashionable. Known for ascending the track suit to its status as a casual luxury icon, Juicy Couture continues to evolve, bringing the same confident, whimsical and feminine attitude to all its designs. Founded in 1997 by Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash Taylor, Juicy Couture was acquired by industry titan Liz Claiborne Inc. in 2003. Today, the global phenomenon offers an assortment that spans fashion apparel for women, girls and baby, handbags, shoes, intimates, swimwear, fragrance, accessories, jewelry, watches, sunglasses and small goods. Juicys latest endeavor, Bird by Juicy Couture, is an elevated collection that brings street-wear chic to sophisticated luxury, creating quintessential wardrobe pieces for the effortlessly current woman. Drive off into the sunset this summer with this new stainless-steel Jetsetter timepiece! Hues of turquoise grace the dial in a linear ombre sure to light up the sky, while the green silicone strap provides comfort and style long after the day ends.

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Couture Lamps Golden Chain Link Buffet Lamp

Couture Lamps Golden Chain Link Buffet Lamp


Interlocking metal links resting on optic crystal blocks Rectangular double-layer shade of golden sheer 3-way switch Requires one 3-Way 100-watt bulb (not included) Overall dimensions: 10.5 diam. x 43H inches Dress your home in jewelry with the Couture Lamps Golden Chain Link Buffet Lamp. This European-wired lamp features a bold design comprised of interlocking metal links coated in a luxurious gold leaf finish. This extravagant chain extends from a sparkling optic crystal base and is topped by a double-layer shade that’s rectangular in shape and adorned with gold sheer on its exterior, golden silk on its interior, and decorated with a gold leaf ball finial. About Couture Lamps Couture Lamps is a wholesale company dedicated to creating high-quality designer products backed by superior customer service. Every designer knows that good lighting makes a room feel complete and it’s that very idea that drives Couture Lamps when crafting their signature collection of modern classic lighting and home furnishings. Every piece is constructed from only premium-grade materials and an eye toward fashion so you can give your space a fantastic finishing touch.

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You’ll Need More Than A Credit Card To Get Your Hands on Saint Laurent’s New Couture Collection

With price tags in the 5-digit range, couture collections are prohibitively expensive for most of us. But now, Saint Laurent is taking the already exclusive category to the next level.

Today, the French fashion house announced plans to bring back couture with “Yves Saint Laurent” Couture ivory silk label under the tutelage of designer Hedi Slimane. The house’s last couture show was in 2002 and designed by the late Yves Saint Laurent, who died in 2008.

The new collection of silky tuxedos and black column dresses will debut in Saint Laurent ads shot by Slimane next month. But shelling out tens of thousands of dollars for a look simply won’t be enough to get your hands on one. According to the brand’s chief executive, Francesca Bellettini, you’ll also need to be a “friend of the house”.

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An ad for “Yves Saint Laurent” Couture photographed by Hedi Slimane.

“Hedi Slimane decides these orders case by case. Unlike a couture collection, this is an even more exclusive definition,” Bellettini, told The New York Times. She also said that the collection will be available to actresses to be worn for red carpet events, such as the Oscars or the Cannes Film Festival.

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Dakota Johnson wearing a Saint Laurent ready-to-wear gown at the Oscars this year.

We’ll keep you posted on the entire collection as it launches but, until then, we’re throwing it back to 2002—to Yves Saint Laurent’s very last couture collection, which is absolutely breathtaking.

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Amazon Steps Further Into Fashion, to Sponsor India Couture Week

MUMBAI — Amazon India has stepped in as the official title sponsor for another major fashion event, India Couture Week.
The week will open for its sixth season on July 29 and run for five days at the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi.
A large part of couture in India caters to the huge wedding market, which has long provided the main livelihood for designers.
“We want to work across the fashion spectrum,” Vikram Raizada, director of category management at Amazon India, told WWD, explaining that the e-tailer is extending its association with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) with the sponsorship.
“The association will also help extend the fashion segment further across the 19,000 pin [zip] codes that Amazon reaches across the country,” he said.
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“This is in line with our vision of transforming the way India sells and shops for fashion online,” Vikas Purohit, head of Amazon Fashion in India.
Amazon India stepped into the fashion limelight as title sponsor of India Fashion Week in March.
India Fashion Week, held twice yearly in New Delhi, is organized by the FDCI, which is the apex body of fashion in India.
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Alexis Mabille Couture Fall 2015

Alexis Mabille celebrated the 10th anniversary of his brand by creating outfits for 15 of his muses, ranging from burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese to actress Bérénice Bejo.
 
Young and old, each was striking, their figures looming large in a first-floor gallery of the Paris Opera, where the made-to-measure creations were displayed on mannequins placed in front of large-scale portraits by photographer Matthew Brookes of the women wearing the designs.
 
“With my style, I work to pay homage to women, to make them beautiful and at the same time, for the dresses to blend with their personality,” Mabille explained. “We didn’t want to make fashion photographs, but rather something like timeless paintings — like a big gallery of family portraits.”
 
As befits a greatest hits collection, he included all his trademark touches, from oversize bows to lace, flowers and column dresses.
 
The Von Teese gown, a corseted sheath in emerald green jersey, featured a draped back embroidered with bugle beads. For Leslie Caron, the designer made high-waisted tuxedo pants with embroidered stripes, paired with a bouffant-sleeved white satin blouse with lace inserts embroidered with black crystal butterflies.
 
Ballet dancer Marie-Agnès Gillot was pictured in a nude satin crepe sheath embroidered with curtains of beaded fringe,

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We Asked Kids Their Opinions on the Couture Shows and the Results Are Hilarious

The fashion world tends to take itself very seriously—and couture takes that seriousness to a whole new level.

So amid the parade of five- and six-figure dresses on the Paris runways this week, we wondered what kids have to say about the fantasy that is haute couture. Turns out, they have pretty strong opinions about the fall 2015 collections. So pay attention, reviewers at WWD, The New York Times, and Vogue: This just might be the next generation of fashion critics.

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Hannah, 6: “This looks like a caterpillar on a leaf.”

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Karen, 3: “Ha-ha! She has a orange tutu! She’s an orange, tutu, princess girl!”

Serkan Cura
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Karen, 3: “She looks like a sheep. Hee!”

Dior Haute Couture
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Hannah, 6: “This looks like a candle that wasn’t lit. It’s so pretty! I love it. I want it and one for my mommy too.”

Armani Prive
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Jill, 4: “Her costume is soft. She looks so funny. This is cuckoo! Her hair is blue!

Alexis Mabille
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Jill, 4: “She looks like a couch.”
Frieda, 4: “She looks like a princess. I like her.”

Bouchra Jarrar
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Hannah, 6: “It looks like a cobra from Egypt. I don’t like it.”

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Stéphane Rolland Couture Fall 2015

Stéphane Rolland’s couture presentation erupted into a push-and-shove — up to and including verbal insults — as guests and photographers competed for space in a badly executed set up in an apartment too small for the crowd.
 
The chaotic atmosphere took the spotlight away from Rolland’s red carpet looks.
 
Before the presentation, the designer said he drew inspiration from the Art Deco period along with that old favorite, the Seventies, which he expressed in graphic patterns adorning long gowns. Some came with an element of disco, as Rolland used gilded leather to contrast monochrome jersey and crepe looks, while straight-legged jumpsuits with voluminous built-in off-the-shoulder capes played to his penchant for a dramatic entrance.

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RDVK/Ronald van der Kemp Couture Fall 2015

The second RDVK demi-couture project by designer Ronald van der Kemp was presented in a grand, empty apartment near Place de la Concorde — and it proved just as fun as the first. The designer has been sourcing leftover exotic skin from a handbag factory in Italy as well as couture fabric from late Dutch designer Frans Molenaar to create his chic and slightly wild one-of-a-kind pieces.
To wit: matte-black croc mixed with black lace for a pencil skirt; strips of pink python assembled into a short fitted dress; and a striped black-and-white kimono fabric used for a large skirt with an obi belt paired with a big-shouldered jacket. Van der Kemp excelled at his freewheeling mix of Eighties couture references with wilder Seventies touches, seen in bell-bottom jeans and a black-mesh T-shirt patched with vintage American flags. The haphazard feel of the mismatched mother-of-pearl buttons on a silk chiffon blouse or the collage of fabrics and patches on his artsy T-shirts made his very personal take on couture fascinating. No wonder Kate Moss is already wearing it.

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7 Childhood Trends From The 2015 Paris Couture Week Runways

Haute couture is often viewed as spectacle rather than practical wear. But here we are at the end of Paris Couture Fashion Week, thinking of all the things we could wear from designers like Elie Saab and Fendi

If there’s one trend we noticed it’s that some of our childhood outfits made it down the runway. Remember the Champagne-colored Jessica McClintock gowns from junior prom? Ralph & Russo is trying to make them a thing. Oh, and striped tights? Looks like Jean Paul Gaultier is calling for a resurgence. 

Check out the childhood trends that sauntered down the runway and be inspired to play some dress-up this weekend. 

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Loris Azzaro Couture Fall 2015

Hot pink has been the navy blue of this couture week, and the searing color made its latest appearance at the Loris Azzaro show in a shimmering zebra-print maxicoat.
 
We were back in the days of disco — and recent Milan ready-to-wear seasons — with this brassy Seventies retread, paraded under the pulsating ceiling lights of the Faust nightclub. The venue, at least, was perfect as many of the minidresses and slinky columns were lashed with strips of sparkly transparency, echoing the light show overhead.
 
Design duo Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejón called it their “broken lines” theme, and they went to town with it, lashing bands of crystal around tubular suede and brocade coats, over cockatoo-print turtleneck dresses and on the slash front of a burgundy jumpsuit. Add in thigh-high Lurex boots, fringed bags and heavy eye makeup, and it was all just a little too much. Bad reviews will be few as most of the international press had already boarded planes for Valentino in Rome.

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Zuhair Murad Couture Fall 2015

It was a starry, starry night at Zuhair Murad’s fall couture show. Given the designer’s trademark — all-over crystal embroideries — it was probably just a matter of time before he turned to the sky for inspiration.
 
“I have a big telescope in my house and I see a lot of things. I love the mystery,” he said backstage before showing the collection, which was built on a series of familiar red-carpet silhouettes ranging from short tutu dresses to sexy columns and long gowns with flaring skirts. They were covered with a sparkling cosmic dust created from sequins, crystals and beads as well as a galactic-type print that was re-embroidered for extra twinkle.
 
Murad paired the looks with luscious velvet or foxy fur capes in various lengths, and occasionally sent out Seventies disco-inspired jumpsuits with cape sleeves for the sportier type.
 
The soundtrack pumped a remix of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” as models walked against a light installation mimicking the nocturnal sky, which eventually opened to reveal the bride, a fantasy Marie-Antoinette. Engulfed in a pannier wedding dress with a ballooning train, festooned with what Murad described as “galactic dust” embroideries that took 20 people 350 hours of work, she didn’t bother to

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Valentino Couture Fall 2015

For their couture collection on Thursday evening, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli delivered a Roman wonder.
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Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Black Super Pump Heels, 9 (40)

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Lady Couture Women’s Fashion Shoes Black Super Pump Heels Black Textured Upper. Silver Stiletto Heel. Rounded Closed Toe. Slightly Padded Footbed. Heel Height: 5 in & Platform Height: 1.5 in
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Lady Couture Women’s Fashion Shoes Black Glam Peep Toe Ankle Boot Flirtatious Peep-Toe. Studded, Satin/Mesh Upper. Back Zipper. Slightly Padded Footbed. Heel Height: 5 in & Platform Height: 1.5 in
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Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Malibu Peep Toe Studded Heels, 9.5 (41)

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Lady Couture Women’s Fashion Shoes Malibu Peep Toe Studded Heels Studded & Textured Upper. Stiletto Heel. Flirtatious Peep Toe. Slightly Padded Footbed. Heel Height: 5.5 in & Platform Height: 1 in
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Sakkas 755T Extreme Couture Metallic Embossed Mens Fashion T-Shirt – Black / X-Large

Sakkas 755T Extreme Couture Metallic Embossed Mens Fashion T-Shirt – Black / X-Large


Trendy fashion short sleeve cotton t-shirt features a detailed graphic design with metallic accents. Please refer to sizing measurements to ensure the proper fit. About Sakkas Store: Sakkas offers trendy designer inspired fashion at deep discounts! We work day and night to bring you high quality clothing and accessories for a fraction of the price you pay at department stores. Our incredible deals sell fast, so dont wait!

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Good 0801987571 Good; Softcover; Covers are shelfworn and edgeworn; Pages clean & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box; Cover photo of manequin in bridal dress, and title in black lettering; 7th Edition; 1997, Krause Publications; 160 pages; “Bridal Couture: Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear, ” by Susan Khalje.

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Sarah Jessica Parker just launched a new capsule collection for Zappos Couture. Check out InStyle’s favorite shoes from the line.
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Sotheby’s to Auction Haute Couture

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE: “Every Dress Tells a Story: Couture from The Dider Ludot Collection” marks the first time Sotheby’s Paris will be auctioning couture pieces. On July 8, some 150 garments and accessories from Ludot’s private collection will be on the block.
A famed fashion collector, Ludot assembled his cache over 40 years. He has selected items created between 1924 and the early 2000s by such celebrated couturiers as Paul Poiret, Yohji Yamamoto, Madame Grès, Christian Dior, and Cristóbal Balenciaga.
Lots include delicate pink feather dress made for fashion muse, Francine Weisweiller, by Balenciaga in 1965, as well as late model Bettina Graziani’s black satin evening outfit created by Azzedine Alaïa in 1992.
The collection is open for public viewing from July 3 to July 7 at the auction house at 76 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
 

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Sakkas 755T Extreme Couture Metallic Embossed Mens Fashion T-Shirt – Black / Small

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Trendy fashion short sleeve cotton t-shirt features a detailed graphic design with metallic accents. Please refer to sizing measurements to ensure the proper fit. About Sakkas Store: Sakkas offers trendy designer inspired fashion at deep discounts! We work day and night to bring you high quality clothing and accessories for a fraction of the price you pay at department stores. Our incredible deals sell fast, so dont wait!

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Stéphane Rolland Couture Spring 2015

Stéphane Rolland Couture Spring 2015

Like other designers who have shown at the Maison de la Radio in, Rolland could not resist including excerpts from radio programs in his show.

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Elie Saab Couture Spring 2015

Elie Saab Couture Spring 2015

The designer paid homage to his native Beirut with a shimmering collection of gowns inspired by the women he saw growing up during the city’s Sixties heyday.

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3 Wedding Gowns From the Couture Shows—and 4 More Elie Saab Dresses You Could Totally Get Married In

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Atelier Gustavo Lins Couture Spring 2015

Atelier Gustavo Lins Couture Spring 2015

The designer worked undulating shapes for fall: big-collared leather vests and long, flowing dresses.

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Pinup Couture Women’s ‘Pleasure-02’ Peep-toe Mary Jane Pumps

Pinup Couture Women’s ‘Pleasure-02’ Peep-toe Mary Jane Pumps


Mix pleasure and fashion this season with these peep-toe pumps from Pinup Couture. These leather heels are styled with a Mary Jane strap across each ankle and a tall stiletto heel. Measurement Guide Women’s Shoe Sizing Guide All measurements are approximate and were taken using a size 7. Please note measurements may vary slightly by size.

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Juicy Couture Women s Brutons Bruton S 0807 Black Fashion Sunglasses 56mm

Juicy Couture Women s Brutons Bruton S 0807 Black Fashion Sunglasses 56mm


Juicy Couture Women’s Brutons Bruton/S 0807 Black Fashion Sunglasses 56mm Frame Color: BLACK. Lens Color: GREY. Gender: WOMEN’S. Size: 56-15-130. Made In: IMPORTED
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A Couture Designer on How to Find a Cheap Party Dress That Looks Way More Expensive

For ladies with champagne taste and a beer budget, I’m here to help with tips to find an inexpensive party dress that looks way pricier (for New Year’s Eve, perhaps?). There’s a wide range of quality in the “cheap” category: Some items look flimsy and shoddy when they’re brand-spanking-new, while others could fool a diehard fashionista into thinking it’s fresh off the designer floor. Scoring items that fall into the latter category is easier than you think, so long as you know certain factors and things to look for. For expert help, I called in designer Zuhair Murad, he of the fabulous dresses seen on Alessandra Ambrosio, Rita Ora, and Jennifer Lopez, plus a couture collection that regularly leaves me speechless.

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When you’re shopping, don’t just take in how the dress looks—peek under the hood. “The inside of the garment tells half the story, if not more,” he told me. “Look for reinforced stitching, the quality of the zipper, and a clean hemline as they are important signs of the piece’s quality and fabrication.” If something looks like it could break at any minute, well, that’s not a good sign.

Skip sequins and satiny fabrics too, as both are hard to make look expensive without putting money into them. Crepe, on the other hand, is a do since it drapes beautifully, feels delicate, and can be done well for a non-astronomical price point.

“When working with pieces that are a lower price point, less is more when it comes to the overall look,” he offered as a general way to approach your shopping mission. “I would avoid embellishments [since they] can wear over time, and a beaded dress can begin to look dull and old when some of that beautiful beading falls off. If I had to choose between a solid and a print, I would avoid prints—they can really look cheap if not done in good taste. And there is no doubt that some colors look more expensive than others, like black!”

Any tricks you’ve found to make cheapie purchases look way more luxe? Do you already know what you’re wearing for New Year’s Eve?





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The Valentino Couture Show Was Pretty Much A Winter Wonderland

This week marked the first time Valentino debuted a couture collection in the U.S., and as you might expect — the show was an incredible winter wonderland. The 47 looks included gorgeous white capes (which we’ve been coveting all season long), delicate lace pieces and structured blazers.

It goes without saying the elaborate gowns were breathtaking… even when viewing the collection solely via Twitter. Take a look at the beautiful designs in the tweets below. Can we add any of these to our holiday wish list, please?


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Pinup Couture Women’s ‘Pleasure-02G’ Glitter Patent Mary Jane Pumps

Pinup Couture Women’s ‘Pleasure-02G’ Glitter Patent Mary Jane Pumps


Get your flirt on when you wear these glittery patent heels from Pinup Couture. These sparkly pumps include a tall stiletto heel and a Mary Jane ankle strap across the vamp. Measurement Guide Women’s Shoe Sizing Guide All measurements are approximate and were taken using a size 7. Please note measurements may vary slightly by size.

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Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Malibu Peep Toe Studded Heels, 7.5 (38)

Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Malibu Peep Toe Studded Heels, 7.5 (38)


Lady Couture Women’s Fashion Shoes Malibu Peep Toe Studded Heels Studded & Textured Upper. Stiletto Heel. Flirtatious Peep Toe. Slightly Padded Footbed. Heel Height: 5.5 in & Platform Height: 1 in
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Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Malibu Peep Toe Studded Heels, 8.5 (39)


Lady Couture Women’s Fashion Shoes Malibu Peep Toe Studded Heels Studded & Textured Upper. Stiletto Heel. Flirtatious Peep Toe. Slightly Padded Footbed. Heel Height: 5.5 in & Platform Height: 1 in
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Xtreme Couture Fortress Skeleton British Flag Distressed Mens Short Sleeve T-Shirt in Black – UP TO

Xtreme Couture Fortress Skeleton British Flag Distressed Mens Short Sleeve T-Shirt in Black – UP TO


Xtreme Couture Fortress men’s short sleeve t-shirt features a skeleton wrapped in a tattered and distressed British flag with the Xtreme Couture on the front. The back features the Xtreme Couture XC logo written in the center. 100% cotton, light weight, vintage slim fit. Garment dyed with silicon wash for soft feel. Color: black. Sold by Rock Rebel Clothing

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“Captivating Couture“ Necklace

“Captivating Couture“ Necklace


This stunning necklace is designed from Heidi’s iconic Captivating Couture Collection. It will surely be a feast for the eyes when you take a closer look at the various elements and components that are showcased in this design. The composition of color and the varied shapes and sizes of the Swarovski crystals that Heidi magnificently set make this necklace a real collector’s item. Be sure to wear your sunglasses when you take it out into the sunlight! The sparkle from the breathtaking palette of purple velvet, olivine, topaz and Montana may be too much for the naked eye! Necklace measures approx.: 16″L x ½” W with 4″ extender Drop Measures approx.: 2 1/2″ L x 3-1/2″W Crystals: Purple velvet , Montana blue, carnelian, topaz, olivine
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Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Malibu Peep Toe Studded Heels, 7.5 (38)

Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Malibu Peep Toe Studded Heels, 7.5 (38)


Lady Couture Women’s Fashion Shoes Malibu Peep Toe Studded Heels Studded & Textured Upper. Stiletto Heel. Flirtatious Peep Toe. Slightly Padded Footbed. Heel Height: 5.5 in & Platform Height: 1 in
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Price: $ 98.00

Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Black Fame Studded Heels, 6 (36)

Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Black Fame Studded Heels, 6 (36)


Lady Couture Women’s Fashion Shoes Black Fame Studded Heels Satin Upper With Studded Design On Platform. Removable Studded Heel Belt With Ankle Strap. Rounded Toe. Slightly Padded Footbed. Heel Height: 5 in & Platform Height: 1.5 in
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Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Brown Leopard Print Lady Gaga Heels, 9.5 (41)

Lady Couture Women s Fashion Shoes Brown Leopard Print Lady Gaga Heels, 9.5 (41)


Lady Couture Women’s Fashion Shoes Brown Leopard Print Lady Gaga Heels Satin Upper. Animal Print With Black Bow In The Back. Slightly Pointed Closed Toe. Gold Tone Staggered Heel. Slightly Padded Footbed
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Price: $ 59.95

Tivoli Couture CSJ 2012 Tivoli Couture Car Seat Jacket London Grey

Tivoli Couture CSJ 2012 Tivoli Couture Car Seat Jacket London Grey


Luxury cold weather resistant cover. Allows safety harness to rest directly on the child. Keeps baby safe by eliminating the need for bulky clothes or blankets that won’t stay put.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that no heavy or bulky clothes be worn by a child when secured in their car seats. Doing so prevents the snug fit of the harness belt and compromises the child’s safety. Tivoli Couture’s Car Seat Jacket™ goes over the car seat so there is no fabric between the car seat and the baby. Center zipper opens completely like a jacket for easy access to the child and temperature control. With 3 layers of fabric your child will stay warm and protected from the elements. The cover is well insulated for extra warmth and coziness. Made of wind and water-resistant shell and cozy micro-fleece. Integrated collar shields from wind and elements. Adjustable elasticised edges for snug and comfort fit. Fits infant car seats and many standard size strollers. The child must first be properly buckled before Tivoli Couture’s Car Seat Jacket is put on.
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Tivoli Couture CSJ 2013 Tivoli Couture Car Seat Jacket London Red

Tivoli Couture CSJ 2013 Tivoli Couture Car Seat Jacket London Red


Luxury cold weather resistant cover. Allows safety harness to rest directly on the child. Keeps baby safe by eliminating the need for bulky clothes or blankets that won’t stay put.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that no heavy or bulky clothes be worn by a child when secured in their car seats. Doing so prevents the snug fit of the harness belt and compromises the child’s safety. Tivoli Couture’s Car Seat Jacket™ goes over the car seat so there is no fabric between the car seat and the baby. Center zipper opens completely like a jacket for easy access to the child and temperature control. With 3 layers of fabric your child will stay warm and protected from the elements. The cover is well insulated for extra warmth and coziness. Made of wind and water-resistant shell and cozy micro-fleece. Integrated collar shields from wind and elements. Adjustable elasticised edges for snug and comfort fit. Fits infant car seats and many standard size strollers. The child must first be properly buckled before Tivoli Couture’s Car Seat Jacket is put on.
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Bridal Couture

Bridal Couture


An illustrated guide to the creation of wedding gowns, covering a wide variety of styles for different types of weddings. The book’s aim is to provide a source and ideas book for brides, a reference book for dressmakers and a textbook for sewing students.

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Jessica Simpson Couture Frame Satchel Walnut Women s Handbag

Jessica Simpson Couture Frame Satchel Walnut Women s Handbag

Jessica Simpson Couture Frame Satchel Walnut Women s Handbag
List Price: $ 108.00
Price: $ 108.00

Zappos Couture Photo Shoot

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A highlight video from our couture photo shoot at the beautiful Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas, NV!
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