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Roger Vivier Rendez Vous Spring 2012

With curvaceous lines and delicate embellishments, each piece was a work of art, with its own special personality.

Alexis Mabille, Spring, Couture, 2012

Alexis Mabille Spring Couture 2012

The designer was emboldened by a quote from Marcel Proust that a “dress may be brilliant without vulgarity.”

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Christian Dior Spring Couture 2012

Bill Gaytten employed the ruse of transparency to reveal the phenomenal hidden artistry of its ateliers — corsetry, crinolines, seaming, basting and stitches.

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Christophe Josse Spring Couture 2012

The designer recently expanded his Parisian ateliers, and it showed in the increasingly refined creations he sent out on the catwalk.

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Bouchra Jarrar Spring Couture 2012

For the show, the designer channeled her exquisite tailoring and eye for subtlety into an expression of contrasts, beginning with textures.

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Couture Houses See Rapid Growth

Economic turbulence be damned: High fashion enters 2012 in ruddy health.

Firm Takes Stake in Bouchra Jarrar

Mode et Finance’s investment will allow the Paris-based label to hire extra staff.

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Giambattista Valli Joins Couture Clan

Paris-based designer to Europe's social set wins official haute couture appellation.

Francois Lesage, embroidery, Officer of the French Legion of Honor,

François Lesage, Fashion Artist

Master embroiderer, whose work bedecked the fashion creations of everyone from Cristobal Balenciaga to Jason Wu, died Thursday at 82.

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Versace Back on Couture Calendar

Fashion house to show in January.

Sofia Coppola Weds in Azzedine Alaïa

Designer also dresses daughter of the bride.

Fall Couture 2011 Trend: Flock to It

Feathers tickled the fancy of couture designers this season.

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