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Before she changed the face of fashion with her haute couture dresses, sophisticated suits and luxury fragrances, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was a poor girl who came from humble beginnings
garden of this 19th-century palace, the fountain's nymph is dressed like Eve. Inside, lacework, parasols, haute couture labels, fans and shoes (in total 90,000 costumes and accessories) show the history of fashion with sublime temporary
stacked against the modern woman. It was bad enough women used to see 17-year-old fashion models wearing $25,000 haute couture gowns in women's magazines. Now, thanks to Photoshop and other photo-editing software, photos may be manipulated
flattering fit, you'll need to tailor most new purchases. Lars Nord, president of the Lars Nord Studio and tailor to haute couture designers, explains what can and cannot be done with a needle and thread. Velvets, transparent fabrics, layered
afford his good taste, which is in itself legendary. I had the good fortune this summer to attend my first Valentino haute couture show. For years, like most people, I'd heard of couture but wasn't quite sure what all the hoopla was about
s preferences, then mixed the elements into a signature fragrance. The Raves: "This is the most sybaritic and haute couture thing I've ever done," said beauty director Valerie Monroe, while she blended notes of green jasmine, Sicilian