Paris Haute Couture

With the Paris shows having recently wrapped up, what better way to celebrate than with the visually stunning and informative book, Paris Haute Couture by Anne Zazzo and Olivier Saillard.

Ever since the 1860s, Paris haute couture has been a source of endless admiration and fascination. This book is a history lesson, taking an in depth look at high fashion in Paris over the years. From Balenciaga to Yves Saint Laurent and Yohji Yamamoto to name a few, it covers everything from clothing and accessories to perfume.

We get to examine the role of the designer and the extraordinary craftsmanship behind the finished creations, the place of haute couture in Parisian culture, and its influence in the wider fashion industry.

With plenty of gorgeous illustrations of the most incredible pieces created by exceptional designers including my favourite, which is all of the various incarnations of Chanel’s timeless quilted handbag, Paris Haute Couture celebrates the style, craftsmanship and influence of some of fashion’s most inspired designs.

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