And again in 1973, when Vreeland mounted her elegiac Balenciaga retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, *Time’*s diagnosticians determined that haute couture, a moribund institution, was “breathing very hard.” Now, with the revered of Lacroix having filed for bankruptcy protection, the death knell is being sounded once again.
“Personally,” says Hubert de Givenchy, “I do not see a future for haute couture as I knew it.
On the other hand, Texas is classically a rugged place, so Texas girls are also taught not to take any lip from anyone and to stand on their own two feet without expecting to be rescued.
Women raised in the Lone Star State are brought up to be polite to everyone, good hostesses and are salt-of-the-earth wholesome.
After losing her husband, René Angélil last year, Dion has been linked to her backup dancer Pepe Muñoz, 32.
But now, her reps are denying the rumors that the two are romantically involved despite being spotted together in Paris at a Giambattista Valli fashion show.
declared in 1965, as the youthquake shook the planet, “the doctors assemble at the bedside of French haute couture and announce that death is imminent.” There was reason to call the undertaker; sex kitten Brigitte Bardot had rebuffed the venerable Coco Chanel’s proposal to transform her into an “elegant woman” (“Haute couture is for grannies,” the starlet said), and space-ager André Courrèges had just hung up his couturier’s scissors to mass-produce his “moon-maiden” go-go boots and minis.
Earlier, in 1945, Diana Vreeland had implored an assistant to bring back a fabric rose from Paris, as post-diluvian proof that couture had survived World War II.
While in recent years the edgy star has favoured girlfriends over boyfriends, Kristen, who is currently dating model Stella Maxwell, says she's not done with men just yet. Definitely," she told British Harper's Bazaar magazine when asked if she could fall in love with a man again.
"Some people know they like grilled cheese and they'll eat it every day for the rest of their lives," she explained. If I have grilled cheese once I'm like, 'That was cool, what's next?
Wenda Parkinson in Christian Dior’s 1949 hussar-style velvet-and-wool tailleur and black-fox muff, in Paris; at the Dior atelier on Paris’s Rue François 1er, model Caroline Trentini poses in the “Gisele Inspired by Irving Penn” look from the fall/winter couture collection of 2007–8 by John Galliano.