Monday, June 6, 2011

The Couture Devil is in the Details

Devilishly difficult: between eighteen and twenty tons of cast iron looms are required to produce lace weighing approximately twenty grams per meter.  It must be a devil of a job to watch over 5,376 bobbins working simultaneously on the loom.

"The devil made me do it": what you say your when your husband asks you just how much that couture dress was.  But I and RARE vintage want to play the devil's advocate: Tell your husband it is vintage and cost a fraction of the original price.  "Oh to hell with it, you look incredible" your husband might say in that case.

And here, my vintage friends, is a bit of heaven: Valentino haute couture in detail.  A match made in heaven.  I know you will remember that Carine Roitfeld wore this recently to a dinner honoring Mario Testino and it was like manna from heaven.  A perfect fit: so divine.

Fun Fact:  Marescot is the one and only producer of lace for the haute couture.

Please note this dress is no longer available.

1 comment:

  1. Marescot is owned by Sophie Hallette, the lace makers that made the lace for Kate Middleton's wedding gown!



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