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Couture

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...

Captivating Cannes!

Emma McQuiston | Posted 07.23.2014 | Style
Emma McQuiston

As always, the Cannes Film Festival has been a sumptuously glamorous gathering of glitteratti. Hair done, nails done, everything did, I jetted off to...

Dream Dolls: Barbie Rétro Chic, an Upcoming Exhibit in Paris

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

The upcoming show will present a retrospective of the fabulous creations of the most-famous-dolls-of-all, Barbie. From the iconic dresses of the 1960s to the haute couture gowns, the fashionistas' outfits always echoed the sense of style of women over the World, in small sizes. Little girls knew what they were doing!

Nobody Gets To Wear Couture Right Off The Runway... Except For One Star

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style

The difference between couture and regular runway clothing is that couture is "made to measure," i.e. not mass-produced for stores. If someone likes a...

Something Magical Happened At The Couture Shows In Paris This Week

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style

Haute couture is the least accessible segment of fashion -- if Forever 21 is on one end of the attainability spectrum, couture is all the way on the o...

Designing Woman Loree Rodkin

Yvonna Russell | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style
Yvonna Russell

Photos courtesy of Gabriel Machado, from the studio Machado Cicala Morassut in Argentina. Maybe Candace Bushnell could write a more adventurous femm...

The Red Dress

Golriz Moeini | Posted 03.01.2014 | Style
Golriz Moeini

This particular dress might have been purchased on one of her travels with my grandfather, or from a posh boutique in pre-war Tehran.

Celebrity Custom Couture for A-Listers and Common Folks

Hope Gainer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Style
Hope Gainer

Celebrities like Katy Perry and Paula Abdul have found Ema Savahl and adorned her conversation-piece dresses. It has been a grass roots, organic approach without a huge PR machine behind her.

A Conversation With Style Icon Farida Khelfa

Blue Carreon | Posted 10.06.2013 | Style
Blue Carreon

With the revival of the house of Schiaparelli in motion, I talk to Farida Khelfa -- model, muse to many designers, and now the ambassador of Schiaparelli -- about being well-dressed, Botox and the unending search for happiness.

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.

Steak Wrapping Paper for Grade-A Gift-Giving

Foodiggity | Posted 07.18.2013 | Taste
Foodiggity

The only gift-wrapping paper you'll ever need.

Gaultier Fashion Feud Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.08.2013 | Style

For such a beautiful industry, fashion can sure get ugly. Jean Paul Gaultier, fashion designer and French couturier, has unofficially declared guer...

Wild Paris Couture Looks You Should NOT Try At Home

Posted 07.04.2013 | Style

Haute couture is gorgeous, intricate, extravagant... and generally not intended for regular use. The fashions that have paraded down the runways of Pa...

This Women's Ventures Fund Is Helping the Islamic Fashion Industry Grow

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

The billion dollar Muslim fashion industry today may be one of the most talked about subjects but what commercial activity is really happening?

Apricot: Last Chance to View Camille at The Met

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Alison Winfield Burns

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays how master painters (mavericks in their day) created magical gardens -- and gowns -- using relationships between light and dark color.

Designer-Model Michael Tintiuc Talks Fashion and Skateboarding

Dori Hartley | Posted 06.23.2013 | Style
Dori Hartley

Michael Tintiuc has a look that is not easily forgotten. Between his trademark long, dark brown hair, doe-like eyes and soft, sensuous features, it isn't a surprise that this young man found himself working hard as the male model whose presence would demand worldwide attention on both the catwalk and in print.

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.

Wearable Art from Violet Luck

Clarissa Burt | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Clarissa Burt

Everything began with a handbag, silk scarf and a pair of boots graciously given as a birthday gift. From that moment on the rest became history. The two sisters combined experience, as a fashion stylist and artist, made their collaboration a no brainer.

Top Bridal Designer Reveals What She Doesn't Like About Bridal Trends

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 10.14.2012 | Weddings

Couture bridal designer Amsale Aberra is best known as the creative force behind her signature collection, Amsale. But the Ethiopian-born designer is ...

PHOTO: Boxed Wine Purse

Foodiggity | Posted 11.10.2012 | Food
Foodiggity

Boxed wine just went couture, with a line by Swedish company Vernissage.

The Dolce & Gabbana Couture Show Included Four People Fainting

Posted 07.11.2012 | Style

Most couture shows double as celebrity press junkets, with photographers and press swanning around high-profile actresses shipped in for the occasion....

Paris Haute Couture 2012-13: Photo Diary From Christine Chiu

The Daily Truffle | Posted 09.10.2012 | Style
The Daily Truffle

One of our favorite Truffle Hunters just returned from the fall/winter couture shows in Paris and brought along some adorbale, chic, Truffle-ly photographs of all the best looks -- the invitations to the shows!

PHOTOS: Front Row Face-Off!

Posted 07.03.2012 | Style

While we prepare our barbecue menus, pack our beach bags and strategize the best firework-watching locations, celebs and designers are in Paris making...

Deborah Lindquist: It's Not Just a White Dress Anymore

Red Room | Posted 07.03.2012 | Style
Red Room

It's not just a white dress anymore. Wedding dresses are inspired by the uniquely beautiful women who wear them. Today, women are making new and different choices in what they choose to wear for the most romantic day of their life, their wedding ceremony.

Cristóbal Balenciaga: The Great Master of Couture

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 06.19.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Velvet boleros, satin torero costumes, magnificent capes and mantelets, cashmere stoles, lace mantillas, dresses, samples of embroidery and trimming, all these lavish items figure in profusion in this collection assembled by the the great master of couture and generously donated to the museum by his family.