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How to rock Spring 21 couture beauty looks
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The recently showcased haute couture Spring 21 collections saw designers embracing a fresh, pared-back approach to beauty. Virginie Viard at Chanel showcased an intimate family wedding affair set in the South of France hence lending her models a gamine, lived-in look with strong brows and soft smokey eyes. It was a country wedding after all. Makeup maven Clint Fernandes observes that this matte summery look can be easily adapted to the Indian skin tone. “It’s matte and not overly dewy so works well in the hot Indian climes,” says he.

On the other hand, Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior was inspired by the symbols and colours of the Tarot deck. She kept her models’ skin natural and eye makeup minimal while letting her creations do the talking.

Moreover, Fendi couture saw model Bella Hadid sporting an evening ready, contoured cheekbones and artfully wet hair. We got acclaimed makeup expert Clint

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Highlights from couture fashion week S/S 21
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Couture Fashion Week Exclusive: Daniel Roseberry On His New Schiaparelli Collection & Lady Gaga’s Inauguration Dress
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He also took inspiration from Elsa Schiaparelli’s original wooden mannequins, a girl and a boy “she loved so much she gave them a wedding ceremony,” he says, to create anatomic bustiers in leather. Kim Kardashian was the first to wear a green rendition of this style for her Christmas party.

Elsewhere, Roseberry wanted to inject a cool-casualness to couture, continuing to innovate on materials by using a denim treatment over duchess satin to create a suede-like fabric, and designing exaggerated hoodies, pieces tailored to rockstars and discerning editors alike. “It’s a privilege to make couture for people who make culture,” he says.

A neck-to-toe embellished piece that is revealed to be made in a stretch-knit fabric understandably required the most extensive hours. 

Roseberry recently made headlines for dressing Lady Gaga for the inauguration ceremony. Of the experience he said: “It was actually quite last minute and we didn’t know

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Precious Lee Models Area’s Spring 2021 Couture Collection
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Area always gets us excited for sparkling dresses that celebrate showing skin with confidence. For the New York brand’s first couture show, designers Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk tapped trailblazer Precious Lee and catwalk favorite Yasmin Wijnaldum to model a body-positive, 14-look collection that can be described as sexy, fantasy couture.

“Haute Couture originally started in Paris in 1858 but looking deeper into history and tracing back to ancient civilizations, there has always been a deep connection and appreciation for craft and beauty,” Fogg and Panszczyk said in a press statement. “It’s like Haute Couture has been ingrained into our souls culturally expressed in different ways. Whether it be for religious purposes, or simply the innate need to create something beautiful.”

“With this couture collection we want to showcase our ability and dedication to creating beauty by hand. Every look in this collection has been developed over an extensive time

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For Lebanese Fashion Designers, Couture Must Go On
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Following the COVID-19 outbreak, fashion has been hit hard. From factories forcing to close due to stay-at-home orders and brands shutting their doors for good to fashion weeks being canceled, the pandemic has left the industry struggling. The impact is still apparent months later during an event like Haute Couture Week, shows for which are always held in Paris but, this year, turned digital — a first-ever for luxury fashion. Lebanese designers are a mainstay during this fashion week, and some are going ahead virtually this season. “Only time will tell what will happen afterwards, and I hope for the best,” says Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika.

While Lebanon was already struggling economically at the start of 2020, they were thriving fashion-wise. Red carpets for the awards season were crawling with designs from Lebanese designers. For the 92nd Academy Awards red carpet, Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh wore

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