Watch The Making Of A Dior Couture Gown

I caught this video on Refinery 29 today, and I thought it was worth sharing! Refinery 29 have teamed up with fashion publisher Visionaire to create a super-concentrated (and rarely-seen) insight into the birth of a couture dress from sketch to runway.

Scroll down to watch the making of this exact dress. Image: style.com

Refinery 29: “Couture is a magic word. It conjures thoughts of impeccable craftsmanship, visionary design, and legendary fashion moments. But, most of us don’t encounter haute couture very often, unless we’re looking at a celebrity on the red carpet, a model on a catwalk, or a mannequin in a museum case.

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… While an individual couture garment can take half a year to produce, here you will see the story of one dress (“Look #53,” in fashion-speak) come together in just a few minutes — from the first muslin pattern to the final style model Kinga Rajzak wore during yesterday’s haute couture show.

It’s an incredible revelation, and when you discover what goes into these garments, the crazy prices on couture start to seem at least a little less crazy. While Look #53 is the star of the show, the video gives us the chance to reconnect with the rarely credited artisans and seamstresses at Dior as well as a cameo from Simons himself. Think of this as a mini-trip to Paris or a crash course into fashion’s highest form; either way, enjoy your couture, concentrated.”

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Are you simply fascinated or flabbergasted by couture (and the work involved?!) Let me know what you think in the comments below! 

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6 Comments

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Monday 25th May, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    insane!

  • Reply Kimberley Friday 20th February, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Such an inspiration.
    xx

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 17th February, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    So much creativity!

  • Reply BellaB Wednesday 11th February, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I think the work goes some way to justify the price, but couture often looks unwearable.

  • Reply romvar Sunday 8th February, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    How gorgeous. My favourite is the one with the white top.

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 6th February, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I think it’s fascinating.

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