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Glossary: Bias Binding at Valentino Couture AW19.
10 Oct 2019
Glossary: Bias Binding at Valentino Couture

Bias Binding at Valentino, Haute Couture, AW19, Paris. One dress that almost stood apart, thematically speaking, from the rest of...

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Bold Colour Combinations at Valentino Haute Couture AW19. The Cutting Class.
01 Oct 2019
Bold Colour Combinations at Valentino Couture

Valentino, Haute Couture, AW19, Paris. While it was a first look of sunflower yellow that set the scene, it was...

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Couture Sensibilities at Botter and Nina Ricci | The Cutting Class. Botter, Menswear, SS20. Golden hooded coat.
12 Sep 2019
Couture Sensibilities at Botter and Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci, SS20. You can see it in the Botter lookbooks, but it is especially evident in the photographs of...

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibition at V&A. © The Cutting Class, 2019.
01 Sep 2019
V&A Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Image of the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibition. Image courtesy of the V&A © Adrien Dirand 2019. For those lucky...

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Bold and Subtle Details at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris.
21 Aug 2015
Bold & Subtle Details at Dior Couture

Christian Dior, AW15, Haute Couture, Paris. The Autumn-Winter 2015 collection at Christian Dior was filled with bold, immediate design elements...

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Bust Shaping with Panel Lines at Dior | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, SS15, Haute Couture, Paris.
22 Apr 2015
Bust Shaping with Panel Lines at Dior

Christian Dior, SS15, Haute Couture, Paris. In discussing some of the details from the Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2015 collection», we began...

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Ribboned Pleats at Dior Haute Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, Haute Couture, SS15, Paris.
10 Feb 2015
Ribboned Pleats at Dior Haute Couture

Christian Dior, Haute Couture, SS15, Paris. From a construction point of view, there are a number of beautiful and clever...

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Sleeve Head Details at Chanel | The Cutting Class. Chanel, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris.
20 Aug 2014
Sleeve Head Details at Chanel

Chanel, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. There were a couple of interesting techniques that were used in the Chanel couture collection...

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Big Red Carpet Bows at Viktor and Rolf | The Cutting Class. Viktor and Rolf, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris.
31 Jul 2014
Big Red Carpet Bows at Viktor and Rolf

Viktor and Rolf, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. Some designers like to present a collection as though it’s a new wardrobe;...

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Glossary: Princess Panel Lines | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. Bodice seam lines continue from the armhole down over the bust and to the waist.
16 Jul 2014
Glossary: Princess Panel Lines

Christian Dior, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. Here are a couple of examples of how princess panel lines were used in...

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