Atelier Versace kicked off the Couture season yesterday, and Donatella Versace‘s latest was seeped in glamour, but that of a tailored…
(NEW YORK) Two familiar names and one newbie will making appearances on the couture calendar this July when Stéphanie Coudert,…
Want more tidbits from PFW? Coming right up! We recently caught up with Sophia Neophitou, editor-in-chief and founder of 10 Magazine, that Brit indie fashion and lifestyle glossy, as she took in Elie Saabâ€™s Haute Couture at his cocktail party at The Four Seasons in Paris. Weâ€™ve been seeing the much-loved EIC socializing with tout le monde from Milan to Paris.
Valentino: What is luxury? Unless it’s Haute Couture, it might be a bit confusing these days. But Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli turned out an undeniably rich collection yesterday at the Tuileries. It was a gorgeous melange of worldly influences inspired by The Rome Opera’s workshops, where the design duo had made an impromptu visit. There were skirts cut like a Roman gladiator’s, Grecian column dresses, traditional ornate Russian embroidery that came on pieces fit for a modern day czarina. There were burgundy suede fringe capes, too. The show notes pointed to “decontextualization”, “contaminating different worlds”, and “blending iconographies”.
It was the height of haute earlier this week at Elie Saab’s cocktail party at the uber chic Four Seasons Hotel on the Georges V in Paris. Walking into the courtyard, guests mingled beneath a hanging canopy of flowers, the lush space dotted with three emerald green sequined Haute Couture downs that were highlighted on a stage. The effect? Sort of like walking into an episode of Robin Leach’s Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous”. The room was filled with Saab’s swanky couture clientele, many of whom had flown in for his show and his alone. Chicsters like Clotilde Courau, Karmen Pedaru, Olivia Palermo, Stacy Keibler, and Toni Garrn were on site for the occasion. Fun fact! Saab is reportedly the most profitable designer on the couture circuit.
We know it still doesn’t feel like Spring is in the air, but perhaps this can occupy your thirst for a moment…Straight from Paris, Elie Saab is giving us a first look at deux beautifully-shot videos of their Spring collections. The first is a behind-the-scenes look at their Haute Couture collection, an ode to delicateness’ redefined in the ‘dream-like’ atmosphere.
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With the haute couture collections looming, one name to watch is Alexandre Vauthier, the Thierry Mugler and Jean Paul Gaultier alumnus who has been dressing entertainers like Rihanna and Roisin Murphy. Invited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture for the first time this January, Vauthier talks about his growing house and his upcoming presentation.