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