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That’s Haute

July 8, 2009

Bonjour from Paris! 

As a “foreign correspondent” for Avant Gaudy during my one month stay in Paris for a fashion design program, I have been able to get the scoop on what’s hot in Paris. I had the opportunity to go backstage for an awesome haute couture fashion show featuring designer Georges Hobeika.  Hobeika is a Lebanese designer with a background in French fashion (He interned with Chanel and other major French designers). He opened his haute couture label in 1995, specializing in evening gowns, wedding dresses and suits.  He now has a ready-to-wear line featuring several flowy, draped dresses.  Although haute couture is mostly popular in Paris, the extensive detailing and craftmanship can be an inspiration to everyone.  I was actually able to help dress models wearing gowns that cost well over $100,000.  There’s only a small percentage of people who can actually buy these kinds of dresses.  The rest of us just admire them for the works of art they truly are.

Check out Hobeika’s website at:

Here’s a few pictures from backstage and on the runway…

backstage at Geores Hobeika

backstage at Georges Hobeika

backstage at Georges Hobeika

the Wedding Dress

Au revoir for now,