The 30 collections of haute couture fashion for autumn/winter 2014/15 have officially wrapped up. It then starts all over on September 23 when the Ready-to-Wear shows begin. Mode à Paris, Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode has all the info and a few photo of the runway hightlights.
Haute couture is worn by an exclusive elite of the world’s richest women. A single garment can cost tens of thousands of dollars due to the uniqueness and level of craftsmanship. It is a legally protected appellation in Paris, subject to strict criteria such as the hours of work carried out by hand, the limited number of pieces and the size of a house’s workforce.