Haute couture

Haute Couture . It is the elaboration of garments made on exact and specific measures and by industrial sizes.


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  • 1 Emergence
  • 2 Cutting and sewing
  • 3 Haute couture
    • 1 The essential
  • 4 Fundamentals of Haute Couture
    • 1 Correct way of taking measurements
    • 2 Prepraration of fabrics
  • 5 Great haute couture houses
  • 6 Sources


Haute couture was born in the nineteenth century in Paris , France and since then established its residence there. Its importance in the field of fashion goes back perhaps to the court of Louis XIV , but even today it is still considered the capital of Haute Couture, with its artisan crafts and mythical houses of international fame, its extravagances and its unmatched “know to do”. Laboratory of creation and research, Paris continues to inspire and welcome the talents of the whole world and renew, generation after generation, that ephemeral, luxurious art, and undoubtedly called to evolve to survive, which is Haute Couture.

Cut and confection

It is the introduction to the fascinating world of sewing in the development of clothing, the teaching of how to take measurements and then apply them to the tracing of basic patterns. It is to know the thread , the width and the bias of the fabrics and to study the ways of a good use of them.

Haute couture

It is the specialization of cutting and sewing, where the person applies the knowledge in the choice of fabrics, materials and ornaments suitable for large-scale garments, ceremonies, night , bride and all kinds of fashion, giving the specific endings of Haute Couture, always taking into account the proportions of the model .

The essential

The impeccable cut of a dress or garment, the appropriate design and the careful elaboration of it can become a wonder if you know how to make them a perfect suit for the person.

Fundamentals of Haute Couture

Correct way of taking measurements

It is essential to guarantee a perfect job in the preparation of the garment.

Fabric prepration

Some considerations:

  • Cotton

Cottons usually shrink and to avoid this, they get wet before making the garment, in pure water without soap, they are dried in the shade and wet ironed; This way you don’t notice that they got wet.

  • Wool

To prevent wool from shrinking after having made the garment, prepare them before steam ironing with a special iron or by putting a damp canvas on the fabric and iron until the canvas is completely dry, new clothes should never be rosed directly because they stain, Always on some canvas.

  • Satin

These fabrics are suitable for ceremonial dresses, the satin is extremely delicate because the folds are marked on it and it is difficult to erase them later, if when buying the fabric they deliver it folded, try that when transporting it nothing presses on it, nor is it exposed to In a humid environment, the right must be protected by rolling it in a rigid cardboard tube. If it is to be stored for prolonged periods, do it in dry places and perfectly protected from possible humidity.

  • Patterned fabrics

Fabrics with large drawings are not appropriate for short people unless they want to, usually you have to use small or regular drawings. Patterned fabrics do not need more ornaments in their preparation than the print itself. (Except for children ). The drawing figure of the fabric to be used must be on the drapes , since some prints cause the desired effect to be lost, so drapes in plain fabric are recommended.

  • Striped fabrics

For these fabrics, the correct placement of the lines should be sought in an appropriate manner, for the benefit of each person, horizontal stripes are suitable for people of thin complexion since they give an increase in the figure, the opposite happens with the lines vertically since these stylize the figure that is that form is proper for people of thick complexion.

  • For short- neckedand excess bust necklines are not recommended, for these people the necklines are their own, so to hide the bust, pliers on the necklines, shoulder pliers, gowns in front with folds are recommended.

Large haute couture houses

  • Chanel
  • Dior
  • Yyes Saint-Laurent
  • La Roche
  • Givenchy
  • Paco Rabanne
  • Ungaro
  • Christian Lacroix

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