In your opinion should Haute Couture still exist? With designers from YSL to Oscar de la Renta at Pierre Balmain to Emanuel Ungaro stopping to show couture and designers like Yamamoto showing superb high-end ready-to-wear that can be called couture, should it really exist? There are also other problems involved. Most women who buy couture don't have the time anymore for 3 fittings. Is couture an outdated institution?