Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's So Old It's New

Emily Blunt is a hot English actress photographed by Vanity Fair in haute couture. Lets talk about what haute couture literally means, by definition it is high sewing or high dressmaking. In France, haute couture is a protected name that can be used only by firms that meet certain well-defined standards (like Kentucky Bourbon). But recently the term has been applied loosely to all high fashion custom fitted clothing. This is a throwback to the traditional notions of couture.

Emily is in Christian Lacroix Haute Couture. Dudes' awesome jackets are from Dolce and Gabbana.

Gaultier Paris corset and blouse.

Dior Haute Couture.