WHAT IS ‘HAUTE COUTURE’ AND WHO ACTUALLY BUYS IT?
Haute couture translates from French
to mean ‘high dressmaking’ or ‘high fashion’. It’s genuine, one-off, custom-fit
clothing. In 1945, there were 100 designers presenting collections. Today, there are only 17 genuine, global haute couture houses—including Valentino, Chanel and Dior and there are only about 500 customers in the world. Luckily, in India, many designers would be happy to create a custom outfit for you at their studio, including biggies like Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, and JJ Valaya. As long as you are willing to pay
the extra price, of course.