Saturday, May 18, 2024

Why We Love Haute Couture – The CR Fashion Book

To properly unpack the allure of these pieces of wearable art, it’s important to look at how this tradition first came about. The first haute couture house was founded in 19th-century Paris by Charles Frederick Worth, the “father of haute couture,” catering exclusively to upper-class women. From there, the sector began to expand, and at the same time, to condense, as a series of regulations were established in 1911 by the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture – founded by Worth. These regulations, and the Commission that enforces them, remain in place to this day, dictating what constitutes haute couture and who receives a coveted invitation to show their collection during Paris Fashion Week.

Unlike the seemingly endless nature of ready-to-wear fashion weeks, the lineup at Fashion Week is strict and limited. This upcoming edition will feature only 32 designers, an attribute that lends itself to haute couture exclusivity. Not only can anyone display their work, AND not only anyone can view the work. The front rows of these shows are often filled with home patrons, as opposed to ready-made ones. In couture, you pay to play, so to speak.

With prices for haute couture pieces often running into over six figures – and an assumed level of wealth – there are said to be only around 4,000 high-end customers contributing to the industry. However, if it is THIS hard to break into fashion’s elite club, why are we collectively so in love with something so unattainable?

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments

HomeFashionWhy We Love Haute Couture – The CR Fashion Book

Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film Chinese Film