Tuesday, September 30, 2008

COUTURE TOUCHES

elizabeth emanuel
Hand-rolled florals, invisible seams and closures, a pleated bodice. All these are couture touches that take a dress out of the ordinary and put it into the realm of a work of art. Since a custom gown is 85-90% handmade, the hours it takes to complete one are long and complex. Regardless, it can be rewarding for both the designer and dressmakers involved. When we think of couture we usually imagine European ateliers where the level of fabrication and fit are taken to the highest level. These gowns by British designer Elizabeth Emanuel for 'Art of Being' are ethereal masterpieces, the details of each component executed with great skill.
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3 comments:

gretchen said...

Goregeous photos

Weddingish said...

amazing gowns!

*~ Carla ~* said...

I just found your blog through another blog :) Very nice!