“The big difference between couture and ready-t0-wear is

not design. It is the fabrics, the handwork and the fittings.

The act of creation is the same”

-Yves Saint Laurent

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“All too often, we forget that embroidery is still done by hand, 20160715_093230 just as it was in the eighteenth century. We can succeed incompletely covering a dress with millions of sequins or beads placed one by one by fingers that, especially in our mechanical age, seem as though they come from fairy hands.”

-Christian Dior

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“The pink cape was made from 1,300 satin camelias…They grew from small flowers at the collar to large flowers at the hem. Chanel was very discreet with the camellia–brooches, corsages”

-Karl Lagerfeld

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“(The flowers are) made out of metal-painted with enamel, to be more  exact. They were all hand painted, then hand applied to the dress three- dimensionally… . At (Alexander) McQueen there has always been a merging of couture and ready-to-wear practices. It’s difficult to differentiate one from the other.”

-Sarah Burton

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For the first time I went to experience the fabulous exhibition The Met does every year. I was truly in awe of the work that is done, how all is organised in a way that you are able to see every detail of every dress. It does not matter if you are a fashion lover or not, this is an exhibition you for sure, will enjoy.

Photo by me with Samsung S7

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