Beauty & Fashion

A Look at Chanel and Christian Dior’s Haute Couture

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There is nothing better than turning to the Haute Couture fashion shows for wedding inspiration. The dresses are stunning and the presentations are chocked full of ideas that will make brides and grooms swoon with anticipation of their own special day. The literal translation of Haute Couture is High Sewing— it’s a tradition of made-to-order clothing that is offered to clients twice a year and officially can only be held in the city of lights, Paris. This pinnacle of high fashion performance displays the brand’s artisanal prowess with each garment hand-sewed by expert ateliers and multiple fittings for an exclusive end result.

Fashion Designer Byron Lars Looks Ahead

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“I would have to say that all the black fashion designers which I knew of before throwing my proverbial hat in the ring inspired me immensely by their very existence as living (or posthumous) proof that such a career was even viable for an African American.”