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Tag Archives: Couture

19 4t

Images from 19 4t Spring 2013. Photography by Jenna Elizabeth. Hair by Nicole Blais. Makeup by Rachel Wood. Model: Chloe Norgaard. In April 1917, the New York Times published a review of the season’s spring fashions, commenting heavily on the enduring power and prevalence of jersey and lamenting that, “It has ceased to be a [...]

Madame Grès at Musée Bourdelle

Paris’ Musée Bourdelle hosts the exhibit Madame Grès: Couture at Work and nothing could be a finer fit nor more flawless art/fashion alliance. Emile-Antoine Bourdelle was a late 19th-century/early 20th-century sculptor, whose gorgeous courtyard-and-garden-filled estate is located on an unassuming street in the 15th arrondissement. His works fit seamlessly, so to speak, with those of [...]

Balenciaga and Bowles

From left: Balenciaga evening dress and stole, 1952. Frances McLaughlin-Gill / Vogue; Copyright © Condé Nast; Balenciaga evening ensemble, 1967. Courtesy of Balenciaga Archives, Paris. When I imagine Hamish Bowles as a child, I envision a little red-headed boy outfitted in a dapper three-piece suit, precociously discussing couturiers in a charming British accent. So my [...]

Gaultier’s Gift

Images by Randy Harris I’ll admit it: Sometimes I need a reminder to get excited for the upcoming fashion weeks—not because my love of beautiful clothing and creative expression is on the wane, but because four weeks of endless shows is exhausting. They’re also predicting a blizzard in New York. Luckily, Paris-based photographer Randy Harris, [...]