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The dying art of haute couture

What do Dior, Chanel, and Jean Paul Gaultier have in common? They all take part in the creation of impeccably handcrafted gowns that make up the intimate world of haute couture. As indicated in the documentary The Secret World of Haute Couture, the number of individuals who purchase these luxurious fashion pieces is small. 200 people in the entire world make up the members of this elite club. The film gives us a glimpse into the glamorous and secretive world of haute couture club members. These are the women keeping the business alive. According to the mov...



Introducing the One Forty Two Fashion Show

The first and most important part of planning a fashion show involves theme building. In most scenarios, the glamorous shows we see on are built upon the same theme that has influenced the designers’ collection. In the classrooms here at John Casablancas Institute, themes are built based on proposals and voting. The most popular theme is re-pitched and rebuilt again, and then again one more time. Until the theme has been taken apart and put back together so many times it’s hard to remember where you started. This year’s theme is the Franke...


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