Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Fashion House

In front of Paris haute couture fashion houses...
Natalia Vodianova is striking a pose.

DIOR

Mid-Century Muse
Natalia Vodianova strikes a pose outside the house's couture salons in John Galliano's Lisa Fonssagrives-inspired coat (its toile is to its right). The technical staff includes head dressmaker Florence Chehet (on sofa, to right) and head tailor Raffaele Ilardo (beneath ladder). Dior Haute Couture wool coat with patent leather peplum cummerbund, pony-hair hat, and calfskin heels.


CHRISTIAN LACROIX
Shear Genius
Vodianova wields dressmaking scissors in the garden of the designer's 18th-century couture house on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The workroom staff includes head dressmaker Martine Berger (seated, center), and head tailor Rosine Delaplace (seated, right). Christian Lacroix Haute Couture scarlet painted satin-and-organza bustier dress with sequined and embroidered noir lace sleeves and Chantilly-lace veil.


CHANEL
Mirror, Mirror
On Chanel's celebrated staircase, head dressmaker Martine Houdet (in black) admires the wedding dress she and her team created. Chanel Haute Couture alabaster embroidered-pearl-and-strass organza dress with layers of pleated tulle, and ruffled hat with silk camellias.


GAULTIER PARIS
Hoop Dreams
Some of Jean Paul Gaultier's atelier—from left, head dressmaker Mireille Simon, directrice Agnès de Rozières, and premières mains qualifiées Fanny Thinselin and Françoise Bavant (both standing)—with the experimental toiles they created for his most recent collection, in his couture salon in the Marais. Gaultier Paris black silk-lace-and-velvet cage dress over flamingo-pink silk chiffon dress, gloves, and tights. Manolo Blahnik for Gaultier Paris shoes.


GIVENCHY
High Flying
On the balcony of the house salons, Vodianova wears Tisci's silk fringed dress. The couture technicians include directeur Richard Lagarde (second from left) and head tailor and dressmaker Marta Gil Costa (third from left). Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci creamy-powder silk organza dress and shoes.


Pictures via Style/Vogue.com

2 comments:

Jason laucht said...

the chanel mirror mirror is epic!

makasih ya for the comments ;)
xoxo

Fé... said...

You're very welcome, Jason :) The pleasure's mine...