Category Archives: Couture

Giles Deacon on the Inspiration and Couture Craft Behind Pippa Middleton’s Wedding Dress

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The high-profile commission follows Deacon’s shift from ready-to-wear to couture 18 months ago. Here, he tells Tim Blanks about the joy in making ‘extraordinary, original, different things.’ LONDON, United Kingdom — So the cat was, in fact, out of the bag before … Continue reading

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FALL 2014 COUTURE Chanel

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 A huge terrace with a fireplace-it has always been in Karl Lagerfild’s mind as a beautiful idea, ever since he saw photos of the visionary architect Le Corbusier’s long-Gone Paris apartment. “I just never found a place to do it,” … Continue reading

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FALL 2014 COUTURE Giambattista Valli

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Nothing said “new Couture customer” like Giambattista Valli’s collection tonight. Imagine the Alhambra Gardens. A girl wakes, maybe she’s still dressed from the night before, maybe she swathes herself in a striped sheet or slips into her beau’s pj’s. It’s … Continue reading

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FALL 2014 COUTURE Armani Privé

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Given that he’s famous for greige and navy, Giorgio Armani sure knows his way around red. Through the entirety of his new Armani Privé show, there was a soft-focus back projection of a dancing lady in red, and the catwalk … Continue reading

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FALL 2014 COUTURE Atelier Versace

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One of the highlights of this week’s Couture schedule is sure to be the opening of the Musée Galliera’s new show, Les Années 50, La Mode en France 1947-1957, curated by the fashion savant Olivier Saillard. In a timely coincidence, … Continue reading

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FALL 2014 COUTURE Christian Dior

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Raf Simons is not a designer obsessed with the past. He leaves the decade-hopping to his peers, preferring instead to look ahead. And yet his latest Couture collection for Dior—his most completely realized to date, as beautiful as his debut … Continue reading

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FALL 2014 COUTURE Valentino

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The past is never dead. It’s not even past. Rarely at Couture has that seemed truer than it did this week. Donatella Versace channeled the fifties, Raf Simons leaped centuries, and Karl Lagerfeld merged baroque and brutalism. Capping it all … Continue reading

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