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Haute Couture Newcomers 2017

Nov 30, 16 Haute Couture Newcomers 2017

Six new names will appear in the official program of the upcoming Haute Couture week in Paris in January 2017. Some of them are not new to Parisian high fashion: since many seasons, they have been showing their collections “off the schedule” or presenting them at showrooms. Still it will be their first défilé as a...

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Raf Simons quits Dior after 3.5 years

Oct 23, 15 Raf Simons quits Dior after 3.5 years

Yesterday afternoon the hottest breaking news in the fashion world was the announcement of Raf Simons quitting his role as a creative director of Christian Dior’s women’s collection. Being somewhat of dropping a bomb for many, for others Simon’s announcement was expected for a while, and only played a role of confirming the...

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Happy 150 Printemps!

Mar 22, 15 Happy 150 Printemps!

«Au Printemps, tout y est nouveau, frais et joli comme le titre: Au Printemps» – at Printemps everything is new, fresh and beautiful as its name « Spring » is. On 20th March the Printemps department store, well known not only in Paris, celebrates its 150th Anniversary. And to this day, Printemps remains true to its more...

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Yiqing Yin costumes for “Tristan and Isolde” ballet

Jan 06, 15 Yiqing Yin costumes for “Tristan and Isolde” ballet

Yiqing Yin created the costumes for the ballet « Tristan and Isolde », embodied by star dancers of the Opéra Garnier Dorothée Gilbert and Mathieu Ganio in a choreography by Giorgio Mancini, based on Wagner’s original work. The world premiere took place on December 28th at the Opera of Florence where the show will last...

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Designers Christmas Trees 2014

Nov 28, 14 Designers Christmas Trees 2014

This year Montaigne Committee (Comité Montaigne) is organizing its 19th exhibition of Christmas trees created by famous designers. In 1995, thanks to Marie-Christiane Marek (Marie-Christian Marek), an association was founded devoted to a creation of Christmas trees according to ideas of celebrities, designers and architects. And to...

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Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

Oct 21, 14 Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

The fashion world has lost another legend. Diagnosed with cancer in 2006, the famous couturier Oscar de la Renta passed away on October 20, 2014. De la Renta created clothes that emphasized the beauty of women. His dresses were outside of the era and time; they are works of art that delighted and will continue to delight generations...

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Dismissal of Didier Grumbach

Jul 06, 14 Dismissal of Didier Grumbach

On the eve of the Paris haute couture week the fashion world was shaken by long-awaited news of the dismissal of the president of the French Federation of Haute couture and prêt-a-porter. Didier Grumbach, who led the Federation over the past 16 years, decided to not renew his presidential mandate, ceding this honorable place to...

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Couture dresses at Cannes Festival 2013

May 29, 13 Couture dresses at Cannes Festival 2013

The 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival once again gave us an opportunity to see and admire the best haute couture dresses on the most talented and beautiful ladies of the cinema and show business. 15 May Clotilde Courau wore a black silk tulle gown partially embroidered with beads and sequins, from the ELIE SAAB HAUTE...

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Hyères 2013 shortlisted designers

Apr 10, 13 Hyères 2013 shortlisted designers

The 28th edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography will take place from the 26th till the 29th of April, 2013, at the villa Noailles in the beautiful town of Hyères on the French Riviera. This year the fashion jury headed by Felipe Oliveira Baptista (Lacoste) received 355 entries from young...

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Haute Couture on Red Carpets

Feb 11, 13 Haute Couture on Red Carpets

February marks the beginning of the festivals season: it is the time of major music and film awards and balls all over the world. And no such event can go without a red carpet.  But red carpets and of haute couture dresses were just created for each over! An ideal showcase of the best gowns from the latest and also from previous...

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