• July 7th, 2017
    PARIS AND HAUTE COUTURE

    PARIS AND HAUTE COUTURE

    Before Haute Couture, there was simply tailoring. In those days, fashion Houses made bespoke outfits to order for their clients. Only in 1858 did the first Haute Couture fashion House open in rue de la Paix, Paris. The system was turned on its head: couturiers no longer made clothes to measure for their clients, but rather sold them their own designs.

    Many such companies opened in the following years, making Paris the city where "the whole world comes for its models". To this day, this uniquely French expertise offers a guarantee of excellence and creativity that has done much to enhance the city's reputation worldwide.

    CHANEL, founded in Biarritz in 1915, and established in Paris in 1918, is the longest-standing Haute Couture label still in operation.

    © Pari Dukovic

  • July 7th, 2017
    ELEVATION

    ELEVATION

    The Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 held to mark the centenary of the French Revolution, and was built in 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days. A showcase of French civil engineering, the tower, standing at 324 meters tall, was seen as a triumph of technical and architectural prowess in the late nineteenth century.

    © Roger Viollet

  • July 7th, 2017
    IMPRESSIONS

    IMPRESSIONS

    Fall‑Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture show

  • July 6th, 2017
    THE TWEED JACKET

    THE TWEED JACKET

    The double-breasted Fall‑Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture jacket has puff sleeves and a straight or fitted, flared or rounded cut. It is worn with a dome or wraparound skirt.

  • July 6th, 2017
    HAUTE COUTURE FINALE

    HAUTE COUTURE FINALE

    For the grand finale of the Fall‑Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture show, Karl Lagerfeld dreamed up a wedding dress in white satin with feather embroidery by Maison Lemarié.

  • July 6th, 2017
    PEARL AND TWEED

    PEARL AND TWEED

    The radiance of pearls enhances the tweed suits, dresses and hats from the Fall‑Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture collection.

    © Jesper Haynes

  • July 6th, 2017
    FALL-WINTER 2017/18 <BR />HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

    FALL‑WINTER 2017/18
    HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

    Presented in a garden under the glass roof of the Grand Palais, at the foot of a 38-meter-high replica Eiffel Tower, the new Haute Couture collection reinvents Parisian style. The tower, built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle as a symbol of the industrial age into which the world was heading, has become Paris’s most iconic monument.

    Karl Lagerfeld chose this impressive decor to deliver his vision of graphic elegance based on silhouettes with clear lines, either long and tubular or flared into an A-line, cinched at the waist. Daywear combines precision design and rigorous cuts with sophisticated materials, notably tweed, mohair and wool. Tweed jackets are cropped and double breasted, or close-fitting like a long tunic, worn with dome or wraparound skirts, tube dresses, or jumpuits. In oversize coats, frock coats with fitted waists, and peplum jackets, a wintry palette of black, gray, navy blue, bordeaux, and green, subtle shading, and checked wools heighten the play of volume and proportion. For evening wear, these pure, precisely cut silhouettes are combined with precious materials, sometimes embellished with embroidery or feathers: chiffon, silk tulle, or a new double-faced satin bring out the beauty of the lines. Long, straight dresses, draped sheath dresses, little black dresses in sequined netting, dresses with pleated tulle underskirts, peplum bustiers, and sequined dresses feature cubist motifs. Feathers treated like fur add precious and colorful splashes to both day and evening wear.

    Françoise-Claire Prodhon

  • July 6th, 2017
    PARISIAN BALLAD

    PARISIAN BALLAD

    Playlist of the Fall‑Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture show by Michel Gaubert

    1. Restrictus Mario Batkovic
    00:28
    • 1. Restrictus 00:28
      Mario Batkovic
    • 2. Dragon Boule Featuring Chassol 00:28
      Bertand Burgalat
    • 3. Sound-Magic's Death Ray Destroys The Vortex And Has Union With Infinity 00:28
      Cavern Of Anti-Matter
    • 4. Quatere 00:28
      Mario Batkovic
    • 5. Jardins Aquatics 00:28
      Pep Llopis
  • July 5th, 2017
    SHADES OF AUTUMN

    SHADES OF AUTUMN

    Tweeds, mohairs, and wools come in shades of russet, ocher, bordeaux, and brown for the Fall‑Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture collection.

  • July 5th, 2017

    THE GUESTS

    Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry, Julianne Moore and Tilda Swinton were among the guests at the Fall‑Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture show.

    © Anne Combaz

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