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.

3+1 retro movies a fashion girl MUST see!!

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If you love fashion, then you‘ll love these movies. Movies that became timeless not only for their script or direction but also just made ​​history with their style, we gathered 3+1 old films now considered classics of the fashion lovers.
  • ΒREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961)

The transfer of Truman Capote‘s novel to the big screen. When the writer Paul Varjak meets the socialite and neighbor Holly Golightly, his life changed. With Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in lead roles, this is a romantic comedy that will carry you away. The iconic costumes of Hepburn were designed by Hubert Givenchy.

  • FUNNY FACE (1957)

Several years before the “The Devil Wears Prada” comes out, there was the musical, Funny Face. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, where the first incarnates a librarian with philosophical and existential concerns when at some point recruited” by famous fashion magazine as the new face, travels to Paris and her life changes completely. Fred Astaire embodies a titan of fashion photography, which is none other than Richard Avedon.

  • BLOW UP (1966)

A young fashion photographer, David Hemmings is a witness to a brutal murder. His life is further complicated when invades in his life an ethereal presence, the young Vanessa Redgrave. Based on the photographer David Bailey life, is a masterpiece by Michelangelo Antonioni unfolding in the 1960s in London.

  • REAR WINDOW (1954)
A photographer (James Stewart) is forced due to an accident closed house, confined to a wheelchair. Finds occupation to spy on neighbors. What happens when he witnesses a murder. A masterpiece of Titan Alferd Hitchcock, with costumes of the flagship stylist Edith Head. Excessive elegance and femininity meet on the Grace Kelly.

“Yves Saint Laurent” the movie about the Legend..

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

 The film Yves Saint Laurent has already became a huge success in France making profit over 10 million euros. The movie about the legendary French designer directed by Jalil Lespert. It follows the life and career of the great fashion designer from the early steps in Dior, his acquaintance with his comrade Pierre Berger with whom he built his empire YSL, the first serious crisis with his manic depression when enlisted to serve the army in 1960, the great recognition, the revolution brought in women’s fashion.

The French produced movie “Yves Saint Laurent” is scheduled to be released on June 25 in the United States.  The film promises to give audiences an in-depth look at the late designer’s life, career and relationships.

Jalil Lespert
Jalil Lespert
Jalil Lespert

Lanvin Celebrates 125 Years and You’re Invited!

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From Jeanne to Alber, 125 Years of Lanvin’s History

125 years ago, Jeanne Lanvin founded one of the oldest French house, starting from children creations inspired by her daughter, Marguerite. Today, Lanvin celebrates his anniversary through social media, indicating its history and fueling to his lovers with rare archival material, such as photos from the studio of Jeanne Lanvin, plans, and her portraits.

Alber Elbaz chose the Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and of course ther site of Lanvin, to reveal the journey of the house from 1889 until today, and even the classic logo modified for the occasion. The house’s original logo representing Jeanne and Marguerite Lanvin has been updated with the number 125.

  • The Facebook page, facebook.com/lanvinofficial, kicked off the festivities on Jan. 1 — Jeanne Lanvin’s birthday — and will post updates every Thursday showing the important dates in the house’s history.
  • Lanvin’s 225,000 fans on Instagram (@lanvinofficial) can also check in every Thursday for images of objects found in Jeanne Lanvin’s office at the house’s historic headquarters at 22 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.
  • Pinterest will showcase boards of images or videos illustrating the DNA, codes and themes of the Lanvin brand universe on pinterest.com/lanvinofficial.

The house of Lanvin is the first fashion house in France, which means that it has a special importance. This of course would not say anything by itself, if the story had not shown that it is a name in the fashion industry that will continue to be at the forefront for many years to come, due not only to history but also to talented people have passed from its ranks.

In order to learn the history of the brand click here: