Balenciaga returns to Haute Couture after half-century hiatus

Translated by Marguerite Capelle Published on Jul 7, 2021 The silence was intense at Balenciaga, during a parade without any soundtrack which marked the brand’s return to Haute Couture, fifty years later. On the other hand, the applause was resounding as we greeted the sixty-three looks as sculptural as they were voluminous imagined by the … Read more

Haute Couture: Maison Margiela Artisanal, Elie Saab and Julie de Libran

Translated by Paul Kaplan Published on Jul 9, 2021 The whole world is a theater, but no scene is more diverse than that of Parisian Haute Couture. We meet a designer born in Gibraltar who designs for a Belgian house, a Phoenician master who dreams of floral fantasies and a young mother and fashion godmother, … Read more

Chanel Haute Couture: meditation on muses and museums

Translated by Marguerite Capelle Published on Jul 6, 2021 Chanel’s new Haute Couture collection, presented Tuesday morning at the Palais Galliera under a cloudy sky, delivers a variation on museums and muses, a new approach in the world of fashion. Chanel – Haute Couture – Fall-Winter 2021/22 – Photo: Chanel The Galliera Museum, one of … Read more

“Before being a garment, haute couture is an experience”

Demna Gvasalia in Paris, in May 2021. BFRND The appointment is given at the George V. The Parisian brasserie could not have been chosen for its decoration. “Library” wallpaper in trompe-l’oeil, leatherette benches and chandelier with tassels have neither the charm of vintage nor the appeal of modernity. « Mr. Balenciaga used to come here … Read more

Haute Couture: Paris expects a busy week of debuts, installations and celebrations

Translated by Marguerite Capelle Published on Jul 5, 2021 Fashionistas have been predicting the death of haute couture for over a decade, but the new Parisian season starting next week will be the richest in live catwalks of all this fashion year, anywhere in the world. See the paradeChanel – Spring-Summer2021 – Haute Couture – … Read more