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Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Couture Declaration

With the Donna Summer track Bad Girls playing, Jean-Paul Gaultier’s women seemed to celebrate elegance, fun, and style on the ski slopes. Jean-Paul Gaultier himself is playing with the  entire category: “Even skiing, perched on feather boots, you can be glamorous and dignified.” His Fall/Winter 2017 couture collection celebrates winter sports and everything to do with a...


Schiaparelli Trompe-l’oeil in Haute Couture

A Paris, la maison Schiaparelli nouvellement ressuscitée grâce à l’entreprise de Diego Della Valle, offrait un spectacle si digne de la mode que plus d’une de ses pièces entreront assurément dans le Panthéon des icônes de la profession. A la tête de la direction artistique, Bertrand Guyon s’applique en effet à actualiser avec tous les...


A New Version of the Dior Bar Jacket

At the Invalides, artist Pietro Ruffo imagined a decor based on the African savannah. Within the Cour Vauban in the Hôtel des Invalides, a luxuriant garden was recreated after a 1957 engraving by Albert Decaris that was found in the brand’s archives. This engraving was the starting point for Maria Grazia Chiuri to compose her...


Tweed Revered at the Chanel Haute Couture Runway

Beneath the glass and steel dome of the Grand Palais, an emblematic location for Chanel’s runways, Karl Lagerfeld dared to build a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower. 38 meters high, the ‘Dame de Fer’ rose up to the third floor before disappearing beneath a white cloud. Renamed the Chanel Tower just for the occasion,...


The Beyond Wilderness Collection by Iris Van Herpen

After using 3D printing technology to create her last collection Voltage, the Dutch designer is again using her couture as a laboratory. By collaborating with architect Isaie Bloch, she’s put a technology made for human organ prototypes at her art’s disposition. Indeed, her creations come out as veritable sculptures. The garment becomes a mere pretext...