Thursday, January 28, 2010


OH The POWER Of COUTURE To Have That Work Force Behind Your Ideas… And The MONEY… OMG!

Dear FRITTER Giannini Read This…

To design couture, to become a couturier, one must be certified by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and follow these rules:

Design made-to-order for private clients, with one or more fittings.

Have an atelier in Paris that employs at least 15 people full-time.

Each season present a collection comprised of at least 35 looks for both day and night.

The Chanel Show Had The Following… It's Truly Mind Blowing… 1,300 hours to make the wedding dress!

- Fabrics: satin, tweed, lace, chiffon and tulle
- Colors: pastel and acid tones, silver lamé
- Buttons: mercury color, shiny chrome
- Finishings: “Hidden” seams. It takes 3 hours to hand-stitch these seams along one meter of fabric. To make the “hidden seams” of some pieces took 35 hours of work in the atelier.
Silver threads or silver paint on embroidered satin
Silver stucco effect for the baroque touch
Certain dresses are adorned with 80 buttons
Sleeves and hems trimmed with tulle

Decor: “Aluminum box”
1000 square meters of aluminum for the floor, benches and columns
Floor: finished with a layer of aluminum
1200 square meters of aluminum colored fabric for the ceiling and walls
25 columns covered with neon tubes (4200 tubes) in mauve, pink, yellow, green and off white
650 meters of chrome colored fabric for the couches
500 people worked on the project

- Wedding dress and cape: 1300 hours of work in total
Cape: 200 meters of tulle and silk crèpeline (800 hours of work)
Dress: satin and chiffon (190 hours of work) embroidered by the Maison LESAGE (350 hours of work)
- Look 37, “grenade” cape: 700 hours of work in total
Entirely made by the Maison LEMARIE. Round pieces of pink satin and chiffon sewn one on top of the other.
- Look 22, dress and jacket made of more than 13,000 satin flowers (made by the Maison LESAGE)

- 70 pairs of short platform boots in mercury/bright silver color. More than 30 hours of
work for certain pairs.
- Materials: leather, lizard, python and eel skin
- Heels: “sculpted” or “rock-work” heels

- Collaborated on the making of 12 looks
- Color: mercury/bright silver
- Materials: sequins, crystals, pearls and strass
- Embroideries: on lace, chiffon or satin
- Wedding gown: sequins, pearls and crystals embroidered on the front, sleeves and back of the dress. 350 hours of work in the ateliers of the Maison Lesage.


1 comment:

HW said...

Wow. so much work and you have to be in Paris?! Je l'aime.


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