With an estimate of 4000 clients worldwide, Lorde’s song Royals is very fitting for the world of haute couture.
Haute couture with its extravagance, intricate detail and interpretive designs brings out the true essence of fashion. A successful high fashion collection shows the incredible craftsmanship and passion of not only the designer but also the specialists who bring together their expert skills to create the garments and accessories. Still today, most are created by hand and hours of work are put into each detail. Haute couture delivers the aesthetic that RTW lines from luxury brands have had sucked out with commercialisation and high competition.
23 brands still remain on the official Chambre Syndicate de la Haute Couture, including Christian Dior and Chanel, Elie Saab and Rad Hourani. Dolce&Gabbana and Gucci have unveiled haute couture collections, though they are not members of the Chambre Syndicate.
This video shows the creation of a Christian Dior Haute couture gown. The journey is entirely jaw-dropping.