'The styling aspect of it needs to be current.'
Yet, the unexpected forms created by Comme des Garçons could also be read as an act of resistance against the expectation that bodies, particularly women's bodies, should only look one way.
Ahead of her time in not just her dress sense, she lived an unconventional life with a string of admirers including the Duke of Westminster. Though she came from humble beginnings, she counted Salvador Dali, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor and a host of celebrities and socialites among her friends.
French Christian Dior, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier; Italian Schiaparelli, Giambattista Valli, Atelier Versace; Lebanese Ellie Saab and Zuhair Murad - these are the Haute Couture fashion names every fashion veteran knows by heart and follows at nearly every Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, upcoming in January 2016.
Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes and Joan Smalls were among the supermodels to walk the runway for Atelier Versace
The arrival of the wedding dress at the end of a haute couture show is a moment of grace. The most anticipated look of the show, it provides a breathtakingly beautiful finale to each designer's presentation. With delicate lace detailing, lavish sequin embellishment and trains that seemed to stretch for miles.
We are also seeing a new generation of highly-talented designers such as Elie Saab, Robert Abi Nader Abed Mahfouz, Walid Attalah, Essa from the UAE and others who continue to impress the international fashion world with their fusion of modern and Muslim-inspired elements into their ensembles.
Nicola Formichetti and Sebastien Teigne showed their Autumn/Winter 2013 for Thierry Mugler in Paris on Wednesday night. Inspired
The Spring/Summer 2013 installment was a whirlwind, with designer's transporting us from a Spring garden, to the Arabian nights, to the future of fashion by way of a healthy dose of good old fashioned Hollywood glamour. Take a look back at the highlights.
'Hartnell to Amies: Couture by Royal Appointment': Learning from British Couture Lessons in South London
Maybe because of its relative seclusion away from London's traditional cultural centres of Trafalgar Square or South Kensington