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The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957

Exhibition on post-war couture featuring items drawn mainly from the Victoria and Albert Museum's collections of French and British fashion and photography, including a silk taffeta evening dress by Cristobal Balenciaga (left). A Le French May programme.

Wednesday, 10 June, 2009, 12:00am

dress diary

April 28

The SYP dress design competition was the first time I'd entered an art-related contest, so I was really surprised that I won, but very grateful to be given the opportunity to work with a real fashion designer.

It's all very exciting. Today I meet Kanch of Kanchan Couture for the first time at her studio.

17 May 2009 - 12:00am

Ball Girl

Debutante or grande dame, if you want to speak volumes this season it has to be tulle, taffeta and lace.

This page: dress and headband to order from Chanel couture (enquiries: 33 1 4286-2800).

That page: gown to order from Pierre Balmain couture (enquiries: 33 1 4720-3534).



2 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

The latest word on fashion next year

A panel of fabric experts forming a global round table has already decided what people will be wearing in 1997.

Fabrics in colours and patterns taken from their recommendations will be featured at Interstoff Asia Spring.

16 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Equestrian inspiration

MAKING a name for himself as a top-quality menswear designer was not enough for Frenchman Dominique Morlotti. He decided, a few years ago, to turn his talents to women's wear as well.

For the French house of Lanvin, Morlotti has taken his proficiency with men's tailoring and applied it to the more complicated task of fashion for women.

2 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

The in crowd turn out for Tribouillard

THEY do it in Paris and New York, so why not Hong Kong? ''Pathetic,'' sniffed one of the uninvited when she heard Solidarity had finally hit the local fashion scene.

That was a bit mean. True, the sight of a bunch of grown women clad like clones may strike some as downright adolescent, but that's because they don't appreciate the spirit of The Tribute.

10 Nov 1993 - 12:00am