Christian Dior Fall 2010 Couture
Chanel Fall 2010 Couture
Givenchy Fall 2010 Couture
Valentino Fall 2010 Couture
Aren't these collections gorgeous?
So I was doing some research and in order to create a couture collection, or to declare a fashion house a couture house, you need to be a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
these are the guidelines
- Design made-to-order for private clients, with one or more fittings.
- Have a workshop (atelier) in Paris that employs at least fifteen people full-time.
- Each season (i.e., twice a year), present a collection to the Paris press, comprising at least thirty-five runs/exits with outfits for both daytime wear and evening wear.
Interesting stuff right?