Haute couture turns back on fur, both real and fake
Something rather significant was missing from the Paris haute couture shows which wrapped up on Wednesday night -- fur. Beyond the guest appearance of American designer Ralph Rucci, there was none of the luxuriantly sensual mink, fox or sable that for decades defined the autumn winter collections of the elite Paris shows. More significant still,...
Jul 4, 2019
Fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier says he could go back on fur ban
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier said Wednesday he could go back to using fur if he could be sure it was entirely traceable. The flamboyant creator announced in November he was renouncing fur, a move hailed as a major victory by animal rights groups like PETA who have previously tried to disrupt one of his shows and occupied his Paris...
Jul 4, 2019
Video: Ziad Nakad's SS19 Haute Couture show
Ziad Nakad | Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019. Source: FF Channel, YouTube.
Jan 23, 2019
Video: Dior SS19 Haute Couture show
Christian Dior | Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 by Maria Grazia Chiuri Source: FF Channel, YouTube.
Jan 23, 2019
Gaultier joins bra wars with 'Free the nipple' fashion slogan
French fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier opened up a new front in the battle over bras Wednesday with "Free the nipple" slogans in his Paris haute couture show. The flamboyant designer showed his support for a Florida teenager who was made to cover her nipples in bandages at her high school for not wearing a bra under her sweatshirt. Lizzy...
Jul 5, 2018
Lagerfeld reaches for immortality with Chanel Paris show
Legendary designer and bibliophile Karl Lagerfeld made a pitch for immortality Tuesday by setting his Chanel Paris haute couture show in front of the Academie Francaise. The venerable institution, whose members are knowns as "the immortals", was the centrepiece of a spectacular set featuring the banks of the Seine that Lagerfeld had built inside...
Jul 3, 2018
La Crème de la crème of Paris Couture Fashion Week
With the final day of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week at our doorstep, FashionUnited takes a moment to reflect on some of the stand out designs and must-see shows of the week in celebration of courtiers at their finest. Atelier Versace The couture division of Italian fashion house Versace was first up to show its creations for Spring/Summer...
Jan 28, 2016
Versace sexes up Haute Couture with racy Paris show
Versace got Paris haute couture shows off to a hyper-sexy start with a procession of powerful femme fatales as the big gun designers hit the catwalk Monday. Donatella Versace presented a series of revealing strappy dresses and short sporty Formula One-influenced combinations that dared women to get into the fast lane. "I think women can be...
Jan 25, 2016
Viktor & Rolf pull out of menswear show
Fashion house Viktor & Rolf has opted out of the Parismenswear fashion week schedule, to allow the designers to fully concentrate on its upcoming couture show. In April, design duo Viktor Horsting and Ralf Snoeren, announced it would return to the Paris haute couture schedule in July, following a 13-year absence. It still isn’t known whether...
Jun 5, 2013