• Ana Mercedes

Why is Haute Couture so special?

Haute Couture fashion shows for Fall 2021 are starting today! These are a few facts on what makes Haute Couture so special.

✂️ The word haute couture literally translates from French as ‘high sewing’, it is the highest form of fashion, above prêt-à-porter.

✂️ Not only is couture hand made, it is one-of-a-kind. These garments are produced with the finest materials and most exquisite techniques by the petites mains.

✂️ The term couture is protected by French law. Only a few are allowed to define themselves as couture designers. The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, and in particular the Chambre Syndicale de la haute couture, is responsible for regulating the Haute Couture industry in Paris.

✂️ Haute Couture may be synonymous with French fashion, but it was in fact an Englishman, Charles Frederick Worth, who is credited as the father of Haute Couture. He was also the first designer to organize shows every year to present his latest creations.

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