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Elie Saab Couture Autumn/Winter 2012

Couture season is here again, and I am excited to see what the atelier’s of Paris have created for the for the runways this season.  Sadly, I am not in Paris so I was unable to attend the shows this season.  However I am enjoying looking though the endless photos of creations from the runways.  […]

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Stephane Rolland SS2012

I was excited to receive an invitation to the Stephane Rolland Spring-Summer 2012 couture show in Paris a few months ago.  The designer well known for creating some of Lady Gaga’s most amazing looks was showing his couture collection at Trocadero overlooking the Eiffel Tower.  I arrived at the show to find a large line […]

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Chanel Bombay Métiers d’Art Collection

Karl Lagerfeld showed his Bombay collection for Chanel in Paris back in December 2011, and it was a wonderful showcase of artisan craftsmanship.  The theme “Paris-Bombay” was a reminder that Europe’s fashion industry has increasingly turned to India to produce handcrafted pieces.   It has become expensive for the designers to make them in Paris as […]

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Natalie Portman in Couture Dior

Last night the stars came out in full force, and dressed to impress at the Oscars.  Natalie Portman walked the red carpet looking fabulous in Dior Haute Couture.  She wore a ‘Nuit de Feu’ dress in red chiffon silk with a polka dot effect in devoré (burn out) velvet from Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer […]

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Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS 2012

On a wet rainy night in Paris at Les Beaux-Arts de Paris, Alexandre Vauthier showed a beautiful collection of soft pastel colored gowns.  The beautiful venue situated along side of the Seine came to life with a runway lit up with fluorescent lights as a backdrop to the flowing dresses as they walked down the runway.  […]

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Maison Lemarié

Nothing makes an outfit more feminine than adding a beautiful delicate feather. Since the 18th century, feathers in French society have represented both fantasy and high society.  Founded in 1880 in Paris, Maison Lemarié originally worked with feathers mostly for wholesalers and large department stores as a “studio of plumes-for-garments.”  André Lemarié joined the family business […]

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On Aura Tout Vu Couture S/S 2012

Bulgarian designers Livia S. Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov showed their designs for On Aura Tout Vu’s Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012 fashion show in Paris and I was one of the lucky few who got a ticket to the show.  I was excited for this show as soon as I got the invitation.  The card had […]

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Georges Hobeika Couture S/S 2012

Haute Couture in Paris means beautiful handcrafted clothes, and Georges Hobeika went above and beyond this at his Spring 2012 Couture show.  I was one of the lucky few who got an invitation to the show at the beautiful Le Meurice hotel.   Flowing chiffon dresses and soft pastel colors showed femininity and sensuality throughout […]

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François Lesage 1929 – 2011

December 1, 2011 was a sad day for those in the fashion industry. Master of Couture embroidery, François Lesage, aged 82 passed away after a long battle with illness. M. Lesage was a true visionary in the fashion industry. Tucked away in the attic rooms of a five story building, overlooked by Sacre Coeur, you […]

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A Common Thread (Brodeuses)

A Common Thread/Sequins, or Brodeuses as it is called in France is a fantastic, must see movie if you are interested in embroidery. The film is about a young pregnant girl who gets a job doing couture embroidery with a woman who does work for Lesage and Lacroix. You see them stretching the fabrics over […]

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