Haute Couture – The Official Members List

Discovering The List of Haute Couture Designers

Haute couture designers have to meet specific regulations to be on the official list of couture designers recognized internationally. According to the French authority on fashion, the list of current designers includes Chanel, Maurizio Galante, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. Foreign members of this group include Versace, Valentino, Balenciaga, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Armani and Elie Saab.

The demands and rules placed on couture houses to be members of this privileged list are extensive. Designers must exhibit a robust dedication to their discipline and art. Each of the distinctive designers on the list of haute couture geniuses has something unique to offer the fashion world, either in their sensibility or fashion prowess. Here is a brief list of haute couture designers, and though every fashion designer can’t be included, these are the top-notch ones.

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent started his work as a fashion designer at the House of Dior. He exhibited immense talent and opened his own business in 1996. His signature was the woman’s tuxedo, the pea coat and the shirt dress (yes, he invented it).

Yves Saint Laurent – Style is Eternal

Christian Dior

The French fashion designer of the moment whose legacy will live on through eternity was famous for post-war styles. Sophia Loren modelled extensively for him, and among haute couture designers, he stood out for his clean cuts and flattering lines.

Gabrielle Chanel

Haute couture would not exist without the likes of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the veritable queen of fashion. Born in 1883, she grew into a future designer, drawing on classic lines and timeless fashion. Her mantra was to blend fashion and comfort with clothes that moved freely, yet flatteringly, around a woman’s body. Her distinctive suits, jackets and black dresses are sought-after now too.

Hubert de Givenchy

On a list of haute couture designers, you will undoubtedly find French designers at the top and a few excellent Italian designers. Givenchy launched his Maison in 1952 and was famous for his muse, Audrey Hepburn, who bought his clothes regularly. The actress also chose to be clad in only Givenchy dresses in her hit movies, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Charade. Any Givenchy dress was a show of elegance and femininity unmatched.

Cristobal Balenciaga

A Spanish fashion designer of repute in haute couture, Balenciaga came to be known as the ”Master” of his work. His Spanish culture influenced much of his work, with dresses designed in full and flouncy skirts. Balenciaga wanted soft looks in the clothes he designed, with bows and lace thrown in for a measure of magic.

History of Balenciaga
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