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According to this article, jeans are the new handbag (in term of investment)...
http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/2005...?partner=links


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Four grand for a pair of jeans is RIDICULOUS. You can easily get an amazing pair of plain designer jeans, and sew some crap on. That's couture for you, haha. Fits perfectly, and has custom whatever made to your liking.

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Four grand for a pair of jeans is RIDICULOUS. You can easily get an amazing pair of plain designer jeans, and sew some crap on. That's couture for you, haha. Fits perfectly, and has custom whatever made to your liking.
You are so correct Katherine.....I like to make / design my own clothing if possible; and make my wish come true....

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Question...
Are there dress codes at couture shows? I was reading WWD and I noticed that at the Chanel show, I believe, a women in the front was wearing jeans.
I mean, don't you want to dress a bit more..dressy?
Charlotte Casiraghi wears miniskirts and flat booties (chanel of course) and sits front row (of course)... she is royalty and that is enough i guess... i dont think the dress code matters much

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How do these women become clients...like what if a random, newly wealthy woman decided she wanted to go to the couture shows and buy...how would she do it?
I really would like an answer to this question! Anybody who know?

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I really would like an answer to this question! Anybody who know?
If you look back through the thread, you'll see the answer ... you need to know someone who will introduce you ... you need a recommendation from a current member.

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one guess : it was fake???

i honestly think Couture's never been on a display....
Couture is made sur mesure.....

honestly i'm pretty surprised by all those stories....
all this coverage of the couture's people and world.....
well it's just two articles and it's couture week.....
well then...you apparently don`t know the buying power of asia...

Dior recently had several displays of couture...the most recent, their S/S 07 line "Japonism" for their anniversary. There was a gallery display in the Omotesando flagship store...about 25 of the best pieces from the collection. It was FREE to get in, and FREE to take pics. I covered it for the nat. newspaper and it was just gorgeous....totally breathtaking to see it up close. I understand why these women would want to pay to wear it. They are WEARING paintings.

It has been mentioned before, but anyone who is in doubt, go watch "signor Chanel"..its on youtube...then come back and talk....

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^^ Did you take photos? Please post them if so.

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^^yes please, I'd love to see them too. and also, is there a link to article you wrote for the nat. newspaper? i'd really love to read that as well. thanks!

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^^I'd also love to see those pictures.
I love this thread.

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Haute couture has always been a mystery to most people. With fantastical clothing that is usually deemed to be unwearable — and sky-high price tags to match — such a sense of the unreachable builds allure and buzz needed for a brand, even as it may alienate regular folk.
The English ringmaster of the exquisite art form, John Galliano of the Christian Dior label, is giving anyone with a bit of curiosity a chance to see for themselves what Dior's couture is all about in a 23-piece exhibit at their flagship store in Tokyo's Omotesando district. Running through Dec. 26, the event is twofold: it celebrates Christian Dior's 60th anniversary as a fashion house and Galliano's 10th year at the helm.
The exhibition presents the critically acclaimed 2007 Spring/Summer Japan-inspired collection, that's aptly titled "Japonism," in which Galliano uses a plethora of Japanese craft techniques to produce unusual dresses. Hand-painted ukiyo-e (genre painting) scenes grace oversize ball gowns while bamboo and ikebana flower arrangements decorate larger-than-life head pieces, and giant origami lilies and cranes form the bodices, jackets and skirts of the best pieces.
While Japanese-inspired Western ideas of dress are nothing new, Galliano's brilliance dreams up pieces that demand appreciation for both the hundreds of man-hours put into each one and the thousands of sequins employed in their dazzling designs. As if Pavarotti were giving a complimentary street performance, this opportunity to see haute couture up close is an experience not to be missed. (Misha Janette)
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