Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Treasure trove of couture creations on display in Paris
Treasure trove of couture creations on display in Paris
02
Mar '13
Paris, the Mecca of all fashion enthusiasts, has a historical connection with sumptuous haute couture designs, and to further re-establish and celebrate this age-old relationship, an exhibition displaying a lavish treasure trove of couture creations is going to take place from March 3, 2013, onwards in the French capital.
 
Organized by Swarovski, a brand which has long been associated with Parisian haute couture, the exhibition titled ‘Paris Haute Couture’ will feature over 100 pieces collected from the archives of Parisian fashion history museum Musée Galliera.
 
Handpicked by the museum's director Olivier Saillard and curator Ann Zazzo, the vintage gowns and dresses have been designed by big fashion houses like Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin.
 
Among the lush exhibits of couture ensembles, the exhibition will include a green velvet gown designed by Charles Frederick Worth for Countess Elisabeth Greffulhe in 1885 and one of the final haute couture pieces by designer Cristóbal Balenciaga before he closed down his couture business in 1968.
 
In addition to dresses, the event will also display drawings and photographs of some rare heritage couture outfits.
 
Born in the 19th century, haute couture, which translates to ‘high dressmaking’ in English, is an exclusively French industry, which caters mostly to wealthy affluent classes.
 
Founded in 1895, Swarovski specializes in a range of cut crystal and related luxury products.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Jul 2016

Cotton prices unlikely to fall in near future

Notwithstanding the Union Ministry of Textile’s direction to the...

Textiles | On 25th Jul 2016

China imposes anti-dumping duties on acrylic fibres

China’s ministry of commerce (MOFCOM) has announced imposition of...

Courtesy: Industrial Parks Development Corporation, Ethiopia and Ethiopian News Agency

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jul 2016

30k workforce to be trained for Hawassa Industrial Park

An agreement has been signed to source, recruit and train 30,000...

Interviews View All

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
june 2016

F2F Magazine

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search