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11:59 pm

The Scene at Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010-2011

15/07/2010, Aliona Doletskaya, Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, Celebrity Gossip, Chanel, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2010, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers, Haute Couture, Paris

The Scene at Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010-2011

Ahhh Chanel. The crown jewel of haute couture collections. Chanel is Chanel; it’s the grand-daddy of shows in Paris. I squealed with delight when the lovely folks at Chanel asked for my mailing address in Paris. I had no idea what they are about to send me. It could be anything, you know? Mailing list? Promotional material? A new fragrance? Lookbooks? Nope, they sent me my first haute couture show invitation. Although I’ve done the NY/Europe menswear and womenswear circuit for a few seasons, I’m still a couture virgin.

Until now.
(Well, until last week lol)

Bryanboy at Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010
photo credit: ana clara garmendia

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5:51 am

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010 2011 Paris

15/07/2010, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2010, Fashion and Style, Givenchy, Haute Couture, Paris

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010 2011 Paris

Givenchy is, hands-down, my favourite haute couture collection this season.

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

Bryanboy at Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2010

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1:39 am

Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010 Show Invitation

09/07/2010, Fall Winter 2010, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture, Show Invitations, Valentino

Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010 Show Invitation

Here's a photo of the Valentino fall/winter 2010 haute couture show invitation I've received.

Valentino haute couture fall winter 2010

I've been told it was a front row seat (there were only 2 rows at the show). It's a shame I didn't make it to yesterday evening's show as I had to fly to Berlin in the morning.

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7:29 pm

Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2010 – Sous Le Signe Du Lion

08/07/2010, Chanel, Fall Winter 2010, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture, Paris, Show Invitations

Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2010 – Sous Le Signe Du Lion

Here’s a video I took before the show. Look at the enormous lion, with one of its paws resting on top of a giant pearl, at the Grand Palais.

Only at Chanel haute couture…

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1:27 am

Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010 Video Preview

08/07/2010, Chanel, Fall Winter 2010, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture

Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010

View from my seat at yesterday’s Chanel haute couture fall/winter 2010 fashion show in Paris.

It’s my first time to go to a Chanel (and haute couture) show, so, you can only imagine how thrilled I was to be there.

More to follow.

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4:41 am

Bryanboy’s First Ticket to the World of Haute Couture: CHANEL

02/07/2010, Chanel, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture

Bryanboy's First Ticket to the World of Haute Couture: CHANEL

My first ever ticket to the highly exclusive and wonderfully illustrious world of haute couture finally arrived today. 

Chanel Haute Couture Invitation

It's from the House of Chanel.

Chanel Haute Couture Invitation

You have no idea how thrilled I am to be invited to the show. Haute Couture, as you know, is the pinnacle of fashion. It doesn't get any better than this. This is what we, fashion enthusiasts, live for!

Thank you so much to Chanel for extending me an invite. It truly is an honor and a privilege..

See you guys at the show!

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7:11 am

Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2010

28/01/2010, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture, Valentino

Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2010

And just like this, out with the old and in with the new. Meet the new Valentino.

Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2010

Looking at these images, it's quite evident that Valentino is trying
to attract a new customer.

It's fascinating how a lot of designers
these days focus on their brand's heritage whereas Valentino's Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli are charging forward with a risky approach.

Perhaps too forward and too radical from the brand's identity?

You know who I think would be perfect to design Valentino and carry the torch in the future? Elie Saab.

What do you think?

photos via Catwalking

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1:45 am

Christian Dior Haute Couture 1949 vs Spring Summer 2010

26/01/2010, Christian Dior, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture

Christian Dior Haute Couture 1949 vs 2010

HERITAGEMANIA continues…

Here's a photo of the "Junon" ball gown from Christian Dior in 1949…

Christian Dior Haute Couture 1949

… fast forward sixty one years later, here's a gown from John Galliano for Christian Dior haute couture spring/summer 2010.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2010 by John Galliano

The keyword for 2010 is… "HERITAGE"!

photos via Metropolitan Museum, Catwalking

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10:30 pm

Christian Dior Spring Summer 2010 Haute Couture – FIRST LOOKS

25/01/2010, Christian Dior, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture

Christian Dior Spring Summer 2010 Haute Couture – FIRST LOOKS

With the lovely Tavi (sporting a pink Stephen Jones bow hat) sitting front-row, the editors over at British Grazia are not happy with their view at the Christian Dior haute couture show in Paris that's going on right this second.

Christian Dior Spring Summer 2010 Haute Couture

Christian Dior Spring Summer 2010 Haute Couture

LOL!

photos via British Grazia/Twitpic

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8:21 am

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2009 2010 Video

10/07/2009, Christian Dior, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2009 2010 Video

The video is out. As always, leave it to the House of Dior to put on a magical couture show. Everything is just perfect — the clothes, the intimate set, the amazing music and of course, models with bone-chilling, 102% pure couture poses that ooze ‘high fashion’.

As a child, I grew up thinking Dior is the pinnacle of haute couture. This was before I knew about all the other (and older) couture houses. Of course I now know better but Dior (and John Galliano) to me is very special. Would I be able to go to a Dior haute couture show in the near future? I don’t know. Will you, or some fashion angel, help me go to Dior couture someday? I hope so. In any case, I have a long way to go and I still need to pay my dues to the fashion gods. Either that, or, I need to win the lottery. Then I’ll spend it all on a spectacular Dior ball gown which I’ll wear on my deathbed when I’m 80 years old so my grandchildren would be able to say to everyone “Bryanboy died in Dior couture.”

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