Who Is Your Favorite Haute Couture Designer

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  1. masquerade

    masquerade God Save McQueen

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    la croix and gautier

    only because what they do is the most interesting season after season and its still wearable but not boring like chanel can be sometimes
     
  2. Shevchenko1

    Shevchenko1 New Member

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    I like D&G...
     
  3. eternitygoddess

    eternitygoddess Active Member

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    ^that's not couture
     
  4. Shevchenko1

    Shevchenko1 New Member

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    ...careless mistake
     
  5. Diorling

    Diorling New Member

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    There are a lot of designers that have been mentioned that aren't Couture...Carolina Herrera? Tom Ford? Calvin Klein?
     
  6. faust

    faust New Member

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    Ann-Valerie Hash
     
  7. primrose_sg

    primrose_sg New Member

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    lacroix, gaultier, dior
     
  8. Jacque Marcel

    Jacque Marcel army of lovers

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    Dior for the "fashion show" and Chanel for the chicness...
     
  9. KaE-YU

    KaE-YU New Member

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    Gaultier and Elie Saab
     
  10. fashionkitten7

    fashionkitten7 Active Member

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    Vivienne Westwood, as it says in my profile...:wink:
     
  11. Luna

    Luna offline.

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    Lanvin...
     
  12. LUCKY STAR2006

    LUCKY STAR2006 New Member

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    elie saab and versace
     
  13. fouroclock

    fouroclock New Member

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    Givenchy and Lacroix
     
  14. model_couture

    model_couture New Member

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    Mcqueen, Galliano, and of course Gaultier!!!
     
  15. AGiles

    AGiles New Member

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    I have to say

    Tisci the work he did this season was refreshingly Restrained. couture is about the elevating fashion to its purest peak. I'm tired of gallianos parade floats.saab, Valentino and Armani all did jolie which is nice for upper end ready to wear but for couture it needs to make a statement other than I'm pretty I look so pretty. lagerfeld did a great collection this season the denim thigh highs were genius; looking at the details his Atelier was really stretched to the max after this collection I really respected him.

    but the award goes to Ricardo Tisci this season his collection pure Intellectual/Tribal Chic less was definitely more.
     
  16. lakomka

    lakomka I love you too

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    Galliano and Givenchy and Elie Saab
     
  17. reese06

    reese06 Well-Known Member

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    Atelier Versace and Dior/Galliano

    Lacroix is definitely becoming one of my favorites.
     
  18. EdanChrysler

    EdanChrysler New Member

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    Galliano's work for Dior Couture is generally amazing for me. Even though a good number of times he comes up with some of the craziest and most unwearable outfits, the details are intricate and impeccably done. He's done some of the most complicated designs ever and I think regardless of how insane they may look, the fact is that they were crafted painstakingly. That's one thing to love about his works. I also love the various sources of inspiration that he taps on - he consistently refreshes his couture aesthetics and I think that's something that, he, as a designer, is doing really well.

    Contrarily, Karl's greatest asset as a designer of couture is his ability to maintain a consistent aesthetic for every couture collection and yet be able to update his looks at the same time. I'd say one of his most beautiful couture collections would be S/S 2006 - the return to Chanel's heritage was done amazingly and it definitely felt like a timeless collection, like one that had walked out of that glorious period of time when Coco Chanel was at one of the heights of her career - except that Karl Lagerfeld had given this revival of classic Chanel a little zing - a touch of the modern - the ability to update looks. With this ability, Karl never fails to roll out collections that look stylish and chic, something that the modern woman would want to wear. Still, the pieces remain Chanel to the core. That is the magic of Karl for Chanel.

    I love Christian Lacroix because he isn't afraid to use exuberant colours and weave his colourful and vibrant heritage into his works. His HC F/W 2006 collection was amazing, but not as stunning or breathtaking as HC S/S 2006 (which I believe was one of the best and most amazing haute couture seasons), in which every single piece was a tribute to his heritage, a crafted blend of the culture he hails from and the time he spent in theatre. His La Mariée dresses never fail to take the breath away (especially S/S 2006 - the flowers on the dress, the veil and the gold floral hairpiece were a beautiful touch, the fabrics were used to an out-of-this-world ethereal effect - indescribably but undeniably beautiful).
     
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  19. JuiceMajor

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    Without a doubt...Alaia!!

    :heart:
     
  20. serena775

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    LOL:lol:
     

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