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Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1997
This the most amazing dress of haute couture
Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2011: Galliano’s Tribute to Fashion Illustrator René Gruau
viktor and rolf haute couture f/w 1999, maggie rizer
“In the winter of 1999 we appeared on the cat walk ourselves to dress a single model, Maggie Rizer, in nine layers of jewel encrusted dresses. After each layer, the small pedestal on which Maggie stood would rotate, giving the audience an opportunity to see a particular set on her before the next layer was laid on. When the final veil had been draped around her, Maggie was carrying approximately 70 kilos of richly decorated textures on her shoulders.
We intended this presentation as an ode to exclusivity and unavailability, the things that give fashion its aura. Once occluded by the next layer, the previous layer remained present on stage, but impossible for the audience to see.” - Viktor and Rolf