Posts Tagged ‘haute couture’

When Darkness Calls – Our Friend Jean Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture Fall 2014 Collection


Two years ago, when he was in San Francisco–Jean Paul Gaultier surprised our host–Elisabeth Laurence, by commandeering the microphone–and taking over her interview (for a while). Since that time, we’ve always counted on Jean Paul Gaultier to delight and amaze us–and to  surpass the conventional boundaries of fashion. He is, after all, the designer who [...]

Armani Privé Couture Fall 2014


This week, Giorgio Armani is celebrating his 80th birthday as well as 40 years in fashion. What better way to mark the occasion than with the highly anticipated showing of his latest collection? The Armani Privé Couture Fall 2014 runway show proved that a simple color palette – red, black, and white – can stretch [...]

A Foray into the Enchanted Forest – Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2014


Fashion designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli debuted their Haute Couture 2014 collection for Valentino at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild yesterday in Paris. The setting – a woodland dream, the catwalk enveloped by lush greenery. The front row played host to a myriad of A-listers, including Emma Watson, Baz Luhrmann, and Kim Kardashian, who attended [...]

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014


“Grandeur française et minimalisme moderne” collided in the most beautiful of ways at the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014 show held outside of the Musée Rodin in Paris. Designer Raf Simons brought guests into a glimmering mirrored rotunda, it’s circular runway lit underneath by flashing lights and its walls draped by thousands of white orchids. The contemporary setting [...]

Karl Lagerfeld Brings Le Corbusier’s Unique Design Element to Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2014 – ‘Togue in Chic’ Indeed!


When 80’s rock meets 18th century inspired looks, the results are nothing short of divine. Throw Karl Lagerfeld into the mix, and you’ll find yourself immersed in his sensational Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2014 collection. Inspired by photos of architect Le Corbusier’s former Parisian apartment, Lagerfeld encapsulated the structured geometry of Corbusier’s clean, urban designs and [...]

Raf Simons Dazzling Debut – Christian Dior Couture Runway Show in Paris


Fresh flowers embellished the walls of the House of Dior and created a fresh atmosphere for change—and change it was, as new Creative Director married the old and the new in his inaugural Haute Couture collection. Simons simultaneously paid tribute to Christian Dior’s love of flowers, showcasing the house’s iconic silhouettes and feminine flourishes, while [...]

Marc Jacobs Busy With a New Louis Vuitton Line and South Park Doll

Who ever thought… Louis Vuitton and South Park in the same sentence? Well Marc Jacobs, the artistic director at Louis Vuitton and character on the hit show South Park, has made the phenomenon possible. With a couple of weeks until Paris Haute Couture Week, Louis Vuitton has released a behind the scenes video about a [...]

Couture Chic Comes to the West Coast — Gaultier at San Francisco’s de Young

Jean Paul Gaultier

Singing mannequins…haute couture… and an intimate chat with one of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers. Though this sounds like a dream sequence, this event is decidedly real. Lives of Style will be on the scene this Thursday, Friday and Saturday as international couturier Jean Paul Gaultier arrives in San Francisco to celebrate the opening [...]

The Genius in the Man – The Man of Genius

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Once in a generation-a fashion designer reveals himself to possess the unique DNA of a higher order. Emerging from a pool of creatives–many of them brilliant–many of them talented–this designer rises as transcendent, entering a realm that is beyond and above the fray. Into rarified air he soars beyond the multiplicity of the many, into [...]

Why You Won’t See One-of-a-Kind Haute Couture during NYC’s Fashion Week

Ralph Rucci 2012 Couture

One may see an haute couture gown during such fashion bonazas as the recent Golden Globes or the coming Academy Awards, yet it is a rare few designers who construct actual couture gowns. Many dresses at these celebrity events may be gorgeously crafted with luxurious fabrics, yet they do not qualify to the rigid standards [...]

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