Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Magic of Couture

With so many looks that come down a runway for a single show, we immediately think "I love it" or "ick, no!" But rarely, do we get the chance to examine in detail the artistry and skill that goes into making a garment. That's why I was delighted when I came across this video that FabSugar posted on their website. Chanel has put together a clip of how one single outfit was created for the Chanel Haute Couture Fall '09 show (image above). Keep in mind that this is haute couture which refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing that are usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using exquisite techniques. I can only imagine how many countless hours it takes to perfect one garment, let alone a whole collection's worth for a fashion show! Now you all know why one couture dress can cost tens and thousands of dollars. Be prepared to be in awe of the rare behind-the-scenes footage!


  1. Very cool video! I love seeing behind the scenes work...so cool :) Thanks for sharing it!

    xox, mavi

  2. Your comment (compliment, rather) realllyyyyy made me happy. :) Thank you for that. In Florida it's so hot that simple dressing is best so it's more of a challenge for me to make it a little different from the rest... ;)



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