14 December 2011

Like I already know, ALL the members of couture club-circa 200 out of 7 billion people on earth- are women. Little do I know, that few couture collections were made for men. Short research and google-ing results this. When those women-and few others, are wearing wonderful clothes (five-and-six-digits-euros apiece), some designers made very little number of collection for MEN. Well, I only found two of them. Jean-Paul Gaultier, and of course, Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld (my research didn't result even a single couture piece for men by Madame Coco).

Chanel Couture Fall 2009

Chanel Couture Spring 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

That's all. That's all from Chanel.

I was so surprised that Jean-Paul Gaultier released many collection for haute couture pour homme. As I note, he amazingly created the collections three times, with total 22 looks!

First, Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2002

Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture fall 2007 (unfortunately, just one look, but it's so gorgeous that one look feels like it's for the whole collection )

Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2011

Well, the last one is Andrej Pejic. Even though he was wearing heels, I don't care. He'a a man there. Ha! Despite his adorable androginy look, this is the other uniqueness of haute couture. Because it's so special and mostly one-of-a-kind, if you buy it, they will make it just for you. Your perfect size, your proportion, and even your customizaton. That's why playful and theatrical Dior couture can be in the same wardrobe with elegant Elie or geometric Givenchy. That's all in us. Sometimes we want to cheer, play, do something in pattern, or just stay in silence. That's what a haute couture all about. Everything inside us, translated into hard-work, briliance, patience, and quality.

So, I think, we men can always find one side of us in every couture collection. Well, if you dare to wear something exquisitely complicated (men usually want to look effortless, but I'm an exception. My life is not simple, and it's becase I don't want to feel flat or bored) like embroidery, feathers, sequins, pearls, or some other fabulosity, you can try to wear couture for women. Little jacket or even a coat. Again, it's all about you. You like something simple? Pick the 'simple' couture. Besides, it will cost you less than the embroidered one. Some collections, like Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2001 and 2002 or many many many of the Armani Privé (Oh! Ti amo, Giorgio!).

I will encourage designers to create more couture looks for men. Maybe for the whole collection in a season?

Signorefandi, one day my wardrobe will be fully haute couture-ed...