How much do you know about “Haute Couture” 7+1 facts you should know..

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Haute Couture Fashion Week for the season Fall / Winter 2014-15 has began,  here’s everything you need to know about the fascinating world of Couture!
An informed fashionista should know fashion in depthand everything surrounding it so, in view of Couture Fashion Week, I generously giving away the ‘Haute Couture’ facts that you should have in mind.
THE DEFINITION
The «Haute Couture» literally translates as “High Tailoring” and as you might already know, is luxury, sur mesure creations that in their sight you exclaim enthusiastically and wish to wear something similar on your wedding day.
THE HISTORY
As early as  in the 19th century, the Parisian high class turned in Haute Couture to attend the variety of calls, providing them a unique – literally – and impressive appearance. Today is quite the same , and few designers who can meet the standards that are demanded  for the creation of a Haute Couture collection.
HOW MUCH A HAUTE COUTURE CREATION COSTS
Since some pieces require up to 700 hours to create the prices start from £ 8,000 and can reach up to a few million, if you think about the fabrics used rare and the luxurious embroidery which often adorn the evening creations.
WHO MAKES THE HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTIONS.
The  term «Les petite mains» translated as “little hands” and essentially refers to 2,200 seamstresses who “give life” to haute couture creations, remaining usually dedicated to a fashion house for their entire careers.
WHO BUYS THE HAUTE COUTURE CREATIONS.
Nowadays, the main buyers come from Russia, China and the Middle East ..
WHERE DO THE COLLECTIONS PRESENTED
The collections are always shown at the ‘birthplace’ of couture, that in Paris.
WHICH HOUSES HAVE A HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION
Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Elie Saab and Jean-Paul Gaultier are in the official program presentation at Fashion Week Haute Couture.
HOW PROFITABLE CAN A COUTURE COLLECTION FOR EACH FASHION HOUSE
In fact, houses usually suffer from the couture collections. The colossal costs and discerning clientele (it is estimated that there are 2,000 customers alike worldwide) might best explains why over the last 60 years the number of couture houses has decreased dramatically. In any case, a couture collection is considered by many long investment, enhancing the image of the house and the profile of collections ready-to-wear.

…and the bride wore sneakers at the Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014 show.

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The Chanel fashion show is every year the most anticipated in haute couture fashion week among others. This time Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by the athletic street wear and showed all his creations combined with sneakers.
But not just plain sneakers.
 
   The hourglass silhouettes of Chanel with corsets and cropped jackets, the tweed jackets and even dresses combined with sneakers made of python, tweed or adorned with stones (all covered with lace) each needed more than thirty hours to build the hand.The price is expected to overcomes three thousand euros and Karl did not hesitate to combine them even with wedding dress.
  The bride from before yesterday‘s show was none other than the model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne wearing the Chanel couture bridal creation, sneakers and the godson of uncle Karl and familiar of the Chanel catwalks, Hudson Kroenig, holding her tail , stepped into the Grand Palais and closed the show.

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Editorial File: Far, Far From Land: Kristen McMenamy as a Mermaid in W Magazine by Tim Walker

Kristen McMenamy convulses through the lens of Tim Walker for W Magazine

Only a few hours count in the media spotlight and has already been characterized by many fashion professionals, as the best editorial of the year. Pictures taken from a dream or a fairy tale, in any case well worked magic and take us to a world of magical, mystical, underwater. Kristen McMenamy stars as a mermaid to last fairy tale” of the Magician Tim Walker. The photographer calls the story ‘Far, Far From Land’. The shoot was photographed for the purposes of W Magazine in the stylistic direction of Jacob K,. Kristen deifies the wonderful creations of haute couture Carolina Herrera, Blumarine, Alexander McQueen, Dior and others.