3 March 2013

I've been fascinated by the intricacy and supreme quality of haute couture, with its secrecy, exclusivity, and scarcity which only handful of people in the world (even in narrow fashion world) can actually experience seeing it live.

In the mid of hectic Paris Fashion Week I was attending one exhibition of haute couture, supported by the most beautiful company which has made everything in couture possible, Swarovski. So rare it happens in Paris, this exhibition is free of entrance fee! The exhibition feats dresses  from Worth (the first acclaimed couturier, which I bit disagree, since Marie Antoinette’s dressmaker, Rose Bertin, became the first to not only dictate fashion on the court, but also made the idea of haute couture popular among a wider audience) to Jarrar, which cover long history of couture, showing one hundred of most beautiful and expensive clothes in the world.

And excuse my bajillion of pictures. I am currently in project of writing a book about haute couture, so I can help but taking many many many pictures during my visit. Enjoy!


It's so amazing that finally I can see pieces of haute couture embellishments displayed there.

croquis (original sketch)

This dress is part of Chanel haute couture Spring/SUmmer 2012 show, look no. 42.



 Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren

And for the completebrief eplanation of each of the collections, the exhibition is also accompanied by a catalog (a big heavy catalog) which you can buy it inside. And lots of other cool book too!

"Paris Haute Couture"
Exhibition at the Hôtel de Ville
From 2nd March to 6th July 2013
Open every day from 10am to 7pm (except Sundays and bank holidays)
Admission free of charge

Hôtel de Ville
Salle Saint-Jean, 5 rue de Lobau, Paris 4th arrondissement
Metro stop: Hôtel de Ville
Press contact:
Marie Francolin, Press office at the Mairie de Paris
Phone: 01 42 76 49 61

Signorefandi, rich rich rich material for my book...