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Haute Couture

All About Haute Couture

Uloop | Posted 02.25.2015 | College

These words come up in fashion all the time, but unless you're a fashion expert, you probably have no idea what they mean. More often than not, the phrase haute couture just elicits a ton of confusion or misuse of the term altogether. It's time to clear up that confusion.

The Art of Creation: An Exclusive Interview With Jay Calderin

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 12.15.2014 | Style
Zoey Gulmi

Now, with Boston Fashion Week celebrating 20 years, the author and professor at the School of Fashion Design on Newbury Street sat down with Style by Zoey to talk about where it all began.

A Material And A Spiritual Girl

Cameron Silver | Posted 09.28.2014 | Style
Cameron Silver

Lately, the news has been so heavy between the conflicts in Gaza and the Ukraine, the missing Air Malaysian flight, ISIS, Boko Haran and basically anything Monsanto. It's made me question my love of luxury amidst a very depressing time. I've needed to balance the material with the spiritual.

The Most Beautiful Fashion Show We Saw On Twitter This Week

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 07.19.2014 | Style

Leave it to Dolce and Gabbana to convince us to spend an entire paycheck on a flight to Capri. The luxury fashion house debuted its "Alta Moda" ha...

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Charles James at His Splendid Met Museum Show: Sick!

Perry Brass | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Perry Brass

One word immediately came to my mind looking at the head-turning displays of haute couture by the legendary Charles James at the Metropolitan Museum on a recent gorgeous summer Sunday in June.

Click: Happy Birthday, Richard Avedon

Jack Meyer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

While Avedon's fashion photography is certainly his most celebrated and recognizable work, it is his portraiture that acutely reveals the psychological complexities of both the subject and the artist.

Feel Good Fashion: Parisian Chic Style of Portland Fashion Designer Michelle Decourcy

Catherine Garvin | Posted 03.18.2014 | Style
Catherine Garvin

Portland has plenty of interesting fashion looks and creative self-expressions seen everyday throughout the city in different neighborhoods. Yes, peo...

A Visit to Susanne Bisovsky's Studio in Vienna

Carole Pope | Posted 12.08.2013 | Style
Carole Pope

On the first night of Vienna Fashion Week 13, designer Susanne Bisovsky shook up the catwalk with a breath taking show. Her vibrant patterned dresses fuse Viennese chic and traditional folklore.

The Slightly Disgusting Origins of Haute Cuisine

India Mandelkern | Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste
India Mandelkern

To appreciate the sublime, the philosopher-politician Edmund Burke said was to appreciate terror in captivity. While Burke was mostly talking about paintings of thunderstorms, the concept could also apply to food. Is that the secret sauce to the novelties now encountered on our plates.

Hockey Meets Haute Couture During New York Fashion Week

Nova Lorraine | Posted 11.12.2013 | Style
Nova Lorraine

Over 300 people came out to support the fashionable fundraiser which will benefit Ice Hockey in Harlem, a charity focused on education and empowerment with a mission to help children get onto the right track in life through the sport of hockey.

Trois Pommes Gives Oprah 'Pretty Woman' Treatment, Then Buries Its Head in the Sand

Reid Wegley | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Reid Wegley

We live in a society where brand image is fragile, to a certain extent, thanks to social media. It's more like perceived fragility, though.

Karl Lagerfeld X Welton London

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Style
Emily Elyse Miller

This October Karl Lagerfeld will not only invade your closet but also your home. Lagerfeld has recently signed a licensing agreement with Welton London to capture the aroma of one of fashion's most iconic couture houses.

Scope NY-- Desire Obtain Cherish: Drugs, Fame, and Art

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Beyond a brand -- fine art blends with street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art with razor's edge, using contemporary commerce as a model and as as contextual base for the art, it's manufacturing and its marketing, commenting on social stratification.

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE; A Magnificent Exhibition

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

For the first time ever in Paris, fashion capital of the world, an exhibition is bringing together a hundred haute couture dresses and outfits by desi...

A Fashion Don't: Why Partnerships Between Luxury Brands and Mass Retailers Often Fizzle With Certain Style-conscious Shoppers

Renée Richardson Gosline | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Renée Richardson Gosline

Clothing is more than what we wear, it's how we tell the world who we are. And for fashion omnivores, it's one way in which they display their skill.

Yiqing Yin: 'Spring of Nüwa'

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 07.16.2012 | Style
Evelyne Politanoff

After In Carne showed on January, Spring of Nüwa, Yin's new Autumn-Winter 2012-13 collection re-imagines the female form in a world of purely mineral and vegetable composition.

PHOTOS: Princess Charlene Sits Front Row At Christian Dior Couture

Posted 07.02.2012 | Style

Today's a big day in the land of couture, a.k.a. Paris: Raf Simons made his Christian Dior debut! After months of designer musical chairs and the l...

PHOTOS: Milla Jovovich Channels Elizabeth Hurley's Biggest Fashion Moment

Posted 07.02.2012 | Style

It's nice to know that some things never change. Milla Jovovich swanned into the Atelier Versace couture show on Sunday, the first of Paris' coutu...

Jean Paul Gaultier

Terence Clarke | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
Terence Clarke


Fashion: Why Is It Important?

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 08.04.2012 | Style
Katherine LaGrave

Fashion can be two things: It can be as simple as something you put on to make yourself feel beautiful, or as dynamic as something illustrative of culture, time and its transformations.

What Is Haute Couture?

Shannon Bindler | Posted 05.30.2012 | Style
Shannon Bindler

True haute couture is incredibly hard to come by. Even high-end designers like Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel or Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton rarely desig...

How the World Has Changed: It Is Now One. How the Fashion World Has Changed: It, Too, Is Now One.

Vicky Tiel | Posted 06.04.2012 | Style
Vicky Tiel

World Wide Fashion is the new real democracy. I decided to join the world: I will be the first French couturier to sell dresses on HSN.

Fashion as Art: Exploring the Futuristic Creations of Iris van Herpen

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen is renowned for her combining traditional craftsmanship and diligent handwork with unconventional materials such as synthetic boat rigging, processed leather sorts and the whalebones of children's umbrellas to create visually stunning outfits.

Amy Winehouse's Family Upset Over Gaultier Runway Show

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.27.2012 | Style

The most memorable of this week's Spring 2012 couture shows was undoubtedly Jean Paul Gaultier's homage to Amy Winehouse. The irreverent French design...

PHOTOS Celebrities Are Definitely Not Like Us...At Paris Couture

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

The couture shows just wrapped up in Paris. Haute Couture is the highest-end fashion imaginable, where everything is made-to-order, by hand, and usual...