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and how much was Kanye asking for the pieces he sent down the runway...pot, meet kettle.
He didn't sell anything from the runway though (apart from the shoes to be fair)

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One of the articles mentioned he had prices in the $5K range ... I can only assume it was value for the money. Like for a cloak of invisibility, $5K would totally be worth it. (I don't know that that would be very Kanye though ... I believe he's all about the opposite of invisibility ...)

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Regarding Mary Katrantzou, what a waste of Lesage embroidery. The art of high embroidery is dying and this is what she's using it for?! The beauty of the embroidered materials is completely lost in the ugly designs, and that's a shame.

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Regarding Mary Katrantzou, what a waste of Lesage embroidery. The art of high embroidery is dying and this is what she's using it for?! The beauty of the embroidered materials is completely lost in the ugly designs, and that's a shame.
It's the opposite of a waste.. Mary is popular, wether you like her work or not...

If anything by doing the embroidery for her, the art of their embroidery is reaching a huge young group of people who are interested in her work. It also shows the range of possibilities with embroidery.. it's not the never dying flower patterns on couture dresses.

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It's the opposite of a waste.. Mary is popular, wether you like her work or not...

If anything by doing the embroidery for her, the art of their embroidery is reaching a huge young group of people who are interested in her work. It also shows the range of possibilities with embroidery.. it's not the never dying flower patterns on couture dresses.
I see your point, But it's different than my point. Of course it's a matter of taste. I mostly don't like her work, but this last collection was, I think, her worst. I don't "blame" Lesage for exposing their work to a broader younger audience, I "blame" Katrantzou for not being such a great designer and not putting more thought into shaping (usually reoccurring with her prints as well) these precious pieces of hard labor. The prices are justified only by the work of Lesage and not by the work of Katrantzou, and that's the waste imo.

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I see your point, But it's different than my point. Of course it's a matter of taste. I mostly don't like her work, but this last collection was, I think, her worst. I don't "blame" Lesage for exposing their work to a broader younger audience, I "blame" Katrantzou for not being such a great designer and not putting more thought into shaping (usually reoccurring with her prints as well) these precious pieces of hard labor. The prices are justified only by the work of Lesage and not by the work of Katrantzou, and that's the waste imo.
Well you're right there..

Part of the pricing of her clothing is probably also the fact that because of all the prints and the exact positioning of it she is wasting quite a lot of fabric because you can't lay out the pieces as economical as possible if the print has to match etc.. and I've heard she uses the actual fabric with print to make the final toile as well. Both things she probably factors into the price.

(and yes I think it's kinda stupid)

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^ The only way to really get the fit (and other things) right is to use the real fabric. I believe Michael Kors does this as well.

I think a key point here is that Lesage approached Mary, not the other way round.

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^ Apart from being absolutely hideous, I don't find it that expensive...

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When a bag is not an investment or even nice to look, I think it is vulgar to spend that much money on a bag to be honest I know everyone won't agree. Someone will actually spend 3400 USD on that bag...

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