Entries by Christine Babington Smith from 11/2012

'Valentino: Master of Couture' Exhibition Comes to London

| Posted 11.26.2012 | Mydaily

Couture has suffered a decline in the past century with the number of haute couture members dwindling from over a hundred in the post-war period to now just 18. The profitability of prêt-à-porter and the expense of creating a couture collection have contributed to its decline, but the kudos and aura it brings a design house is priceless.

'Valentino: Master of Couture' Exhibition Comes to London

| Posted 11.26.2012 | UK Style

Couture has suffered a decline in the past century with the number of haute couture members dwindling from over a hundred in the post-war period to now just 18. The profitability of prêt-à-porter and the expense of creating a couture collection have contributed to its decline, but the kudos and aura it brings a design house is priceless.