Category Archives: Couture

FALL 2013 COUTURE Valentino

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  As couturiers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli found the idea of the wunderkammerparticularly appealing. “In a cabinet of curiosities, the pieces are very unique, very one-of-a-kind,” Piccioli said. “We’ve tried to make something that is not only special, but … Continue reading

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FALL 2013 COUTURE Ulyana Sergeenko

This gallery contains 27 photos.

  After collections devoted to Russian fairy tales and American literature, Ulyana Sergeenko turned to orthodox architecture and priests’ vestments as inspiration for her third couture show. Bell silhouettes replaced the wasp-waists of her recent outings, ruffled collars grazed the chin, and … Continue reading

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FALL 2013 COUTURE Maison Martin Margiela

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  If fashion is alchemy of a kind, Maison Martin Margiela‘s Artisanal initiative is one of its most explicit expressions. Pieces from other times and places are restored, reworked, sometimes remade. Their provenance and the amount of man hours spent transforming … Continue reading

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FALL 2013 COUTURE Jean Paul Gaultier

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      Jean Paul Gaultier works a theme like a last nerve. Today’s was clearly big cats…big lady cats, to be precise: lionesses, tigresses, cougars. His Couture collection was a celebration of Woman as Predator. The outfits—and the names that Gaultier … Continue reading

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FALL 2013 COUTURE Bouchra Jarrar

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  “Couture du jour.” Bouchra Jarrar‘s PR man coined a catchphrase backstage before her show today, and there’s a good chance it’ll stick. No other designer working in couture approaches daywear with the same conviction. “It’s my signature,” Jarrar said. “I … Continue reading

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Chanel Fall 2013 Couture

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  We were inside the Grand Palais, but we were also seated inside the auditorium of a convincingly, dangerously derelict theater. Opera wailed, the last hurrah for alt-kultur. The tattered curtains parted, and there, rising among the ruins, was a shimmering, futuristic … Continue reading

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