Haute couture – the focus of this week’s runway shows in Paris – is characterized by its handcrafted, one-of-a-kind nature. While most people can’t snap up these pieces for their own wardrobes, it’s common to see these gowns on celebrities strutting the red carpet. So if you’ve ever wondered why these stunning numbers are so out of reach, just take a peek at the making of “Look #53” from Monday’s Dior show.
Thanks to Refinery29 and Visionaire, we get a behind-the-scenes view at the couture process in the Dior atelier. More than 200 hours went into producing this single look, from pattern-cutting and hand-dyeing grosgrain ribbon to folding pleats and fitting a model.
Take a five-minute virtual escape to the Parisian design house. You’ll quickly see why high fashion is worthy of a museum gallery.
By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor
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