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Paris Haute Couture where celebrities and stars are taking a break from their summer vacation for annual Fall-Winter Couture Fashion week. Dressed in their sartorial best. The Couture has attracted stars such as Christina Aguilera, former Miss Universe Chopra and Naomi Campbell. Designer have come to the show to take it to the next level.
What Paris Haute Couture?
The French sentence for “elevated sewing” is Haute Couture. It is the artwork of fashion clothing that’s indivisible. Haute couture is a high-end fashion produced or manufactured from its point of departure to its final stage. Haute couture is produced from an excellent quality, costly and distinctive textile, produced with excellent knowledge and excellent care for details and perfectly completed by the most skilled, powerful sewers, which most often use complex handling methods which consume time and effort. Every year, renowned brands such as the Louver and the Grand Palai, such as Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Céline, host concerts at historic venues.
At Dior high end fashion designer Maria Grazia Chiuri made a chase for modern couture. “Are clothes modern? ” read the motto of the single white, decorated dress opening on Monday morning in Paris the predominantly black collection Dior couture. Maybe it’s about semantics. Who is Chiuri a key point designer at the event? And later got the greatest honor from France, the Legion d’honneur, not just for her job in fashion, as well as for redefining a decades-old institution as a symbol of women empowerment.
Maria Grazia Chiuri
Period leading up to her selection as the very first woman artistic director of Dior, Chiuri spent 17 years at Valentino, which include eight at the artistic control of the label, along with long-term partner Pierpaolo Piccioli. The successful duo redefined effectively Valentino brand codes and grew the company to a turnover of $1 trillion in 2015.
Chiuri trained in Rome at the European Institute of Design. In the early 80s she encountered Piccioli via a common friend in the town and worked closely her in the accessories unit when she joined Fendi as a designer in 1989.
Chiuri was announced as his successor nearly nine months after Raf Simons stepped down as Dior’s artistic director in July 2016. At the Paris Fashion Week in September 2016, the first female artistic director in the brand’s history showed her first collection for Dior
History of Dior Collection
Founded by Christian Dior who displayed his first collection in 1947 that include En 8 line and Corrole. This collection also presents the now iconic ‘ Bar ‘ suit that heralded the New Look of Dior overnight. Dior becomes a name for a family. Dior releases his first-ever fragrance called ‘ Miss Dior ‘ on the heels of his massive debut achievement, capturing the young, contemporary spirit of his brand. Dior showcased his first Haute Collection at 30 Avenue as new designer alongside Coco Chanel. It was era that showed creativity and innovation in field of fashion. Chanel designed clothes that worked with the body of the modern woman while Dior on the other hand worked on sculptured silhouette aimed at achieving feminine perfection. This could the motivating factor that made Chiuri couture which was based on feminist.
Dior at AW19 Paris Haute Couture
Her brand of female positivity, is hopefully, sending a message of women empowerment as Dior artistic director. “Fashion helps females be free and express themselves,” Chiuri suggests, revealing why the picture resounds with her. It’s nice and good to use Couture Week’s platform to spread a feminist message.
The slogan ‘are clothes modern?’ introduced her black collection at Aw19 Haute Couture. First used by architect Bernard Rudofsky at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan in 1944. Three years prior, Christian Dior inventing his new look. Bernard inspired Chiuri, with his idea that fashion is not all inventing, it is about human. Chiuri bought this idea to create a timeless fashion.
The proportions of the human body are the source of inspiration of both fashion and architecture. This collection was almost completely black, the better to enhance the silhouettes in which Dior is known primarily, predominantly based on the corset top and complete skirt.
Modernity’s march was experienced in the flat sandals wearing evening clothes, and the lengthy skirts that proved out to have been culottes after closer inspection. But making a progressive declaration through the medium of haute couture, a super-elite fashion echelon in which each piece is custom-made at eye-watering cost, is difficult.
Hopefully, by sending her brand of female positivity down the runway, Chiuri sends a signal that can be wider than the prohibitively high price of the garments itself enables. Is that making them modern?