Haute Couture: Back to ‘Exclusive’

A replete week of Alta Moda is close enough to explode with its sparkling looks, presented during the Haute Couture Week in Paris. Some of the most popular fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Chanel, and Giambattista Vali have already shown their collections. Today Dolce & Gabbana is going to present their Alta Moda looks, and here is the teaser. Good Luck!

Thanks to the fast social media sharing system this news is no more a news to us. And it seems as if there is nothing to add to the opinions written by the most popular fashion magazines on the Couture shows. However, while looking through the collections it is sometimes hard to indicate the specific details that were created especially for a certain collection. We forget what the signature of the brand looked way back when the creative director was Coco Chanel or Christian Dior. (Giambattista Valli is out of this game) For such cases, we need to remember how these brands’ collections looked like back when they just started to gain popularity.

Since the archives sometimes provide very little information, we can only compare this week’s looks to those that were made decades ago.

“I wanted something impeccable, clean. I wanted the girls to look like walking fashion drawings,” said Karl Lagerfeld to Vogue, “And I must say, I love feathers!”

Thanks to Karl Lagerfeld, the signature of Chanel can still be seen in every collection.



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“I don’t want to lose the idea of dreaming,” Maria Grazia Chiuri said to Vogue. “But I do want to make it possible for couture to be wearable.”

As you see the changes in Dior are more drastic compared to those in Chanel. It is of course due to the constantly changing creative directors of the brand. While we have Karl Lagerfeld creating for Chanel for more than 30 years, this is Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Haute Couture first debut at Dior.



Last but not least, Giambattista Valli. It was only in 2011 when he showed his first Haute Couture collection. It will definitely be better to enjoy his collection since it is a young brand.


That awkward moment when you want to iron it. Anyway, this kind of fabric manipulation is a very smart move to make the fabrics more ‘dynamic,’ or maybe to add a sense of movement into the look.



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