Saturday, February 13, 2016

Do You Know the Difference Between Haute Couture & Ready-to-Wear?

Dior Haute Couture
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Tony Ward Fall/Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture Collection
Jennifer Lawrence
Dior 2016 Haute Couture

Do you the difference between haute coutre and ready-to-wear? Ready-to-wear has only been around for a long time, however it didn't become popular until the 60's, 70's. Haute couture isn't a dress or an item already made, hanging on a hanger, on a rack, with multiple pieces of the same style, in different styles. No. That's ready-to-wear. It's off the rack. Normally, it doesn't contain a lot of creativity that's put in it. After watching Dior and I, I had gotten the impression that it's much more relaxed than haute couture when creating these pieces for the runway show. 

Traditionally, haute couture is when the lady would walk into the fashion house. She would put an order in after she had gotten measured. The seamstress would then make this lady her dress, coatdress or ensemble that she had requested. Haute couture is designed to allow fashion designers to put all of their creative juices when creating their pieces. In addition, to allow there not to be duplicate pieces. It's about originality. 

After having watched the French film, Yves Saint Laurent, I knew before hand, but really saw from the biographical film that YSL was one of the first fashion designers to create two separate lines; haute coutre and ready-to-wear (RTW) per season in the 70's due to the growing popularity of the latter, as mentioned above. 

I'm a fan of both. I have a huge appreciation for anything artistic, as well as beauty. I love what artists; that are fashion designers come up with in creating their creations.  

Are you a fan of haute couture or RTW?

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