Monday, 21 February 2011

Haute Couture: Elie Saab

          I love watching the Haute Couture of fashion houses becuase it showcases such brilliant and such over the top clothes that you cant help marvel at. So i thought let me research into the term Haute Couture.
         Haute Couture is a french word meanin 'high fashion' or 'high sewing' which refers to creation of custom fitted clothing. Hauture Couture can only be used by fashion houses or firms which meet certain well defined standards.
        The term haute couture is protected by law and is defined by the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris based in Paris, France. Their rules state that only "those companies mentioned on the list drawn up each year by a commission domiciled at the Ministry for Industry are entitled to avail themselves" of the label haute couture. 
       Many top designer fashion houses, such as Chanel,, use the word for some of their special collections. These collections are often not for sale or they are very difficult to purchase.
      Haute Couture is expensive and not every fashion house does it some fashion houses which have withdrawn from it are Thierry Muggler and Jean Paul Gaultier. 
    Usually fashion houses had to showcase 35 looks but in these days they showcase even upto seventeen looks.  
   In the just concluded shows only eight fashion houses did Spring Haute Couture, they were: Valentino, Elie Saab,Armani Prive,Givenchy,Jean Paul Gaultier,Givenchy,Chanel,Bouchra Jarrar and Alexis Mabille.
     I was looking trough the Spring 11 Haute Couture shows and my favourite was Elie Saab. In my opinion it had wearable pieces even though they are Haute Couture whcih am sure a lot of female actresses and celebrities are queing up to try on for the Oscars am hoping and soon in the future articles we may see my prediction coming true. 
   Below are my favourites of the Elie Saab show, 

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