Photo, Atelier Givenchy Haute Couture
Monday, January 24, marks the first day of Haute Couture. This is the most ornate and opulent week of the season, where designers offer creations of experimentation and exquisite workmanship. Couturiers Christophe Josse and Gustavo Lins, join La Chambre syndicale de la haute couture, showing there haute couture collections as offical members this season. Many new comers will present collections off the official calender, such as Fabian Rozan , Laurence Andre, and Didit Hediprasetyo; although not official Haute couture, their work will carry the same integrity and process of traditional couture. There will also be the absents of couturier Dominique Sirop, who has not shown a collection for the past two seasons. The collections will close on January 27 with the showing of Haute Joaillerie, by jewelers Boucheron, Chanel Joaillerie, Chaumet, Dior Joaillerie, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Master The Art of Style will cover the shows and events during Haute Couture Spring 2011.