Fashionistas have been predicting the death of haute couture for over decade, but when the next Paris haute couture season debuts next week, it will boast more live catwalk shows than any fashion season this year.
J. M. Weston, the French shoe marque that defines Gallic preppy, has launched a haute couture footwear collection for women; along with a exhibition entitled Souvenir d’un Défilé inside Weston’s Marais boutique.
Few designers in history have been as written about as Coco Chanel, founder of the single largest luxury fashion house in the world. She is the subject of the retrospective opening Wednesday night in Paris.
Pierre Bergé, the partner of Yves Saint Laurent who passed away last fall, must be turning in his grave. After Yves retired, he spent a decade predicting haute couture's demise. Instead it has rarely looked healthier.