Schools for haute couture

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  1. gius

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    This is a list for schools, workshops, apprenticeships, guilds to study specifically, the art of haute couture.



    First on the list is
    • Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris
      A study in old couture techniques in sewing and draping
      in combination with modern technologies (CAD) and design theories
      http://www.modeaparis.com/va/ecoles/index.html
     
  2. gius

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    There is also couturiere, Susan Khalje in the United States
    who does several kinds of workshops around the country.
    http://www.susankhalje.com/couture.htm

    • Couture sewing school (often geared to the student's specific, chosen project) 6 days
      -fine-tuning toile to individual's measurements
      -create book of couture samples and list of Resources
      -choosing and working with proper underlinings and linings
      -learn techniques for difficult fabrics, inc. lace
      -master boning and support techniques
      -business
    • Classic French Jacket course 6 days
    • Couture Skirt class 4 days
    • Draping class with Paris-based colleague, Julien Cristofoli

    Current events listing
    Susan Khalje was trained in New York's couture salon Chez cez et bez. She also had the opportunity to study millinery, costuming, etc at Bournemouth University in the UK.

    I don't think salon Chez cez et bez exists anymore? I can't find any info about it online.
     
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    English Couture Company, in Leicestershire, UK
    (also a materials supply company)

    workshops:
    • couture finishes -
    • inside secrets - (2 parts)
    • tailoring portfolio - pockets
    • tailoring portfolio - collars & lapels
    • tailoring portfolio - sleeves & shoulder pads
    • The Couture Suit - (using jacket made by Coco Chanel)
    • couture corselette
    • couture boned bodice
    Other courses also available.

    http://www.englishcouture.co.uk/
     
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    Someone I know was just accepted into this school and I am SO PROUD of her!! She was accepted into 3rd year but requested a spot in 2nd instead so that she has more time to train and learn with a larger variety of instructors. I can't wait to hear from her everything that goes on. It was her dream school and she worked hard to get in. Did I mention how proud I am?? :D
     
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    this is what i've been looking for :D im always interested in dressmaking, and to make it as impeccable as possible :D becoming a couturier is one of my dream.

    from all the above, seems like the one in paris is the more legit one.
     
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    Wow this sounds fantastic, thanks!
    I can't believe there's one in the UK. For a one day course it sounds pretty good.
     

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