The name Haute Couture originated from the French in the early 20th century, the word literally means ‘high dressmaking’. And where to see the exhibition of historical high class dresses better than in Paris?
Hôtel de Ville has provided us a free entry exhibition of this historical kaleidoscope of high fashion. It displays dresses by all the well-known couturiers from the first pioneers like Worth, Poiret, to Margiela and Tisci for Givenchy.
What is interesting about this exhibition apart from the amount of details you are able to see on the garments are the different stages of making the clothes: from patterns and sketches in the designer’s notebooks to the final look.
Although this exhibition was created with the support of Swarovski, the dresses exhibited were not all ‘glittery’ and for you minimalist enthusiasts, there are 60’s dresses from Courreges or Cardin as well as a wide range of historically revolutionary dresses to feed your creative juices.
“Paris Haute Couture”
Exhibition at the Hôtel de Ville
From 2nd March to 6th July 2013
Open every day from 10am to 7pm (except Sundays and bank holidays)
Admission free of charge
photos by: stylebubble
Written by Dora, Josie, Seli