June 25, 2012 5:21:31 pm
Its not a new documentary and I happened to find in the course of a larger Google search but if you want to get under the skin of decadent and painstakingly made to order clothes,their sensousness,their timeless appeal and why people willingly pay 20,000 euros for a garment,you must watch this. The Secret World of Haute Couture Part 3 of 6.flv
Besides,behind-the-scenes interviews and observations on Chanel director and “genius” for haute couture customers Karl Lagerfeld,other couturiers Valentino,Jean Paul Gaultier,John Galliano (the former fashion boss at Dior),this documentary narrates the anecdotes of customers who admit that an haute couture dress can change a person’s life and why it is an art form. As one of the customers,a baroness,rightly says,that it is not just about owning an expensive or pretty garment,it is about appreciating the way it is made,its boning,its underpinning,why it takes 150 hours to make one piece of clothing.
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The narrative is specially meaningful at a time when couture houses around the world are shutting down,unable to hold their own–commercially–against mass produced clothing,when from the 46,000 odd people working in ateliers of couture houses,the number has shrunk to about five thousand.
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