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Haute Couture Fashion by Mind Map: Haute Couture Fashion
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Haute Couture Fashion

Definition

"High sewing"

Made to fit specific customer

Very high quality

Workshop (atelier) in Paris (15+ employees)

Present to Paris press 2x/year

Hand-sewn & embellished

History

Charles Frederick Worth

House of Worth

"Father of Couture"

Prepared portfolio of designs to be duplicated for clients

Mid 1800's

Early Couturiers

Vionnet

Patou

Fortuny

Lanvin

Chanel

Balenciaga

Mainbocher

Dior

Fashion Week

New York

MIlan

London

Paris

Winter season, Spring fashion

Summer season, Fall fashion

Pret-a-porter

Most couture houses produce Pret-a-portet also.

"Ready to wear"

Higher profit than custom couture

Less extravagant

More wearable, less "fashion as art"

Fédération française de la couture, du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode

French Federation of Fashion and of Ready-to-Wear of Couturiers and Fashion Designers

Chambre Syndicale = trade union, Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Official Members, Adeline André, Anne Valérie Hash, Atelier Gustavolins, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christophe Josse, Franck Sorbier, Maurizio Galante, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Stéphane Rolland, Foreign members, Valentino, Elie Saab, Giorgio Armani, Chambre syndicale du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode, Chambre syndicale de la mode masculine