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Haute Couture
As i know Haute Couture is high class fashion. only rich people can afford it.
but is it that simple about this million dollars dresses? btw, why does it cost so much?

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Most haute couture pieces are one of a kind and handmade.

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apart from the designer, each dress need about 10 ppl's craftmentship to produce the dress

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It's actually like buying a hand-built Bugatti , but you put the results on your back .

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Maybe because it's handmade. And I like haute couture becoz they're just very artsy. I mean, not all of them are artsy, but some of them really are. Some of them just keep me thinking, "Oh gosh, how they make it? How they even could come up with it?"

I loe Haute Couture. They're just beautiful

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also the fabric is very expensive...

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It's actually like buying a hand-built Bugatti , but you put the results on your back .


False analogy

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A quick search at Wikipedia's Free Encyclopedia gives you the answer:

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Haute couture is not only made-to-order for a specific customer, it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using time-consuming hand-executed techniques.

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Mais pourquoi ?

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i really want to seee an couture dress being made.

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Couture is about exclusivity, creativity and luxury, I think. It's what initially made me interested in fashion. I didn't even know there was ready-to-wear when I found out about the gloriousness of couture... odd story yes :p
Plus, in less than a month, a new couture week will open and we'll see the results of those couture masters again!

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Mais pourquoi ?
Your analogy works in this way: they both require artists/craftsmen of the highest caliber, the work produced is the pinnacle of their class.

However, it falls apart because one requires far more skill; an engineering background is paramount for the development of high quality automobiles. If you give any idiot the raw materials required for haute couture it is still possible for him to produce clothing (technically not haute couture). Obviously this is not the case with automobiles. Also, let us not forget how truly great an engineering feat Bugatti automobiles are, first and foremost they are race cars.

Also, I hate superfluous light that some here view haute couture in... But I digress.

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Your analogy works in this way: they both require artists/craftsmen of the highest caliber, the work produced is the pinnacle of their class.

However, it falls apart because one requires far more skill; an engineering background is paramount for the development of high quality automobiles. If you give any idiot the raw materials required for haute couture it is still possible for him to produce clothing (technically not haute couture). Obviously this is not the case with automobiles. Also, let us not forget how truly great an engineering feat Bugatti automobiles are, first and foremost they are race cars.

Also, I hate superfluous light that some here view haute couture in... But I digress.
Points taken .

It's just that if one gives the raw materials to a true designer like Yves Saint Laurent , and combine that with the the sheer craftsmanship and expertise in confection of his atelier , the result for me would equal in artistic mastery the creation of a hand-built automobile by the Bugatti company .

I'm not too much of a car buff , as my chosen mode of transport is only an automatic Seat Arosa , but I do certainly appreciate that the engineering skills essential to build a Bugatti are somewhat different from those of the plumassier or tailor .

As a matter of fact , I think that , however unfortunately , couture is a dying art , not really appropriate to the modern age , whereas engineering skills are forever at a premium , and all the more relevant to industry and commerce , especially in the days of dying automobile marques like MG/Rover .

But pace those fans of alta moda on TFS , let's not decry the art of the couturier , no matter HOW much one feels that the profession is maligned and sullied by the likes of charlatans like John Galliano .

I rest my case ........

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haute couture is starting soon again!!!!!!!

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IMHO, the people who are in charge of declaring who should be Haute Couture should be a little bit more lax about their rules.

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