Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pretty in Paris

Chanel
Couture is the highest level of art in the fashion world. It involves innovative designs, high attention to detail and hours of work to create a one-of-a-kind couture piece. According to Vogue, only 200 women or so regularly buy couture. Despite the low sales figure, the art form continues because of its historic lineage and as a means of brand building. Couture's dream-worthy designs and runway productions are fantastic and inspire the imagination.

This series of photos was done for the October 2007 issue of Vogue, featuring model Raquel Zimmerman. Not only are the gowns amazingly beautiful, but so is the interior. The photos were taken in a historic Parisian hotel.
Dior
John Galliano references the full skirts of Dior's New Look.

Chanel
Dior
Armani Prive
Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix
Ostrich feathers and oversized jewelry take center stage on this piece.

Dior
Wearable watercolor.

Christian Lacroix

ChanelSwan Lake: Soft swan feathered stole, flowing fabric and delicate beauty.

Dior

Photos: Style.com

6 comments:

  1. OMG, that blush CL number. I'm in love!

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  2. This was one of Grace Coddington's! AMAZING!!

    So romantic

    We'll be back!
    Come take a sneaky peek chez nous...
    Have a lovely weekend :) <3 TBAG

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  3. Thanks for the visit and comment...you have a lovely blog. The photos and clothes are always so beautiful, and you do a great job with mixing old and new!
    Stella xxx

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  4. What a wonderful spread! And 200 women buying couture... yes, I could see that. Wish I was one of them. :(

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  5. I would kill for the red Christian Lacroix! I love the rooms as much as the dresses...but the hair...not sure what the stylist was thinking!

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  6. They are so beautiful!!! all of them

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