CHANEL NEWS

KARL LAGERFELD'S INTERVIEW

By Rebecca Lowthorpe

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THE ACCESSORIZATION

Final fittings begin two days before the show; it is at this point that the finishing touches are made.

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THE GUESTS

Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture show.
Grand Palais, Paris.

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MAKING OF
HAUTE COUTURE PRESS KIT

Photo shoot in Paris by Karl Lagerfeld for the Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture collection.

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© Anne Combaz

THE LANDMARKS OF HAUTE COUTURE, PARIS


Haute Couture is quintessentially Parisian. It was born in the quarter around the rue de la Paix where Charles-Frédéric Worth founded his dressmaking salon in 1858. By transforming the couturier from a "supplier" into a "creator" he was the first to present his clients with actual collections on living models in luxurious salons.
At that time, Paris already had a reputation as the world's capital of elegance and was bursting with small businesses dedicated to the art of couture (embroiderers, feather workers, button, shoe and glove makers and milliners…).



Although Gabrielle Chanel opened her first Maison de Couture in Biarritz in 1915, she moved to rue Cambon in Paris, in 1918. By the end of the 1920’s, the address had expanded to include N°s 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31. The legendary 31, rue Cambon is now solely dedicated to Haute Couture. All of the collections and orders for Haute Couture are without exception created in this historical building.

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