Wednesday, April 9, 2008

runway. faves...{couture}

Each year there are only a handful of designers who present couture collection: Chanel, Gaultier, Valentino, Givenchy, etc. For the most part, the haute couture garments that grace the runways are the result of hundreds of hours of hand-stitching, beading, and lace work. The cost for these pieces starts in the five figure area and goes quickly up from there. Each item is custom ordered and hand-tailored for the buyer. For the people who can afford the garments (and the trips to Paris for multiple fittings) they usually only buy one, sometimes two pieces per season. But this spring there were so many amazingly gorgeous (and shockingly wearable) dresses, how would you choose?

Jean Paul Gaultier:
(I have to admit that this particular dress is so beautiful, I would consider all manner of things - selling a kidney or first born child - to get it)


Chanel:


Christian Lacroix:


Photo credit: Style.com

3 comments:

lena said...

I'm not sure that selling your first born would make you enough to pay for that dress, lol, but it if it works let me know!

Natalie said...

the Gaultier dress?! amazing.

PrettyLittleWorld said...

It's so pretty and unusual - I've never seen anything quite like it! I honestly believe that if I had to choose between buying my own house and that dress, I'd go for the dress!!