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Bell Ringer. Jill estimated she would spend \$50 a month on clothing. However, at the end of the year she discovered she actually spent \$711 on clothing that year. On average how much money did she spend a month on clothing?. Bell Ringer Answer. \$711 / 12 = \$59.25

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• Jill estimated she would spend \$50 a month on clothing. However, at the end of the year she discovered she actually spent \$711 on clothing that year. On average how much money did she spend a month on clothing?

• \$711 / 12 = \$59.25

• Jill spent on average \$59.25 on clothing each month, \$111 over her budget.

• Bell Ringer / Agenda

• Haute Couture Lecture and Discussion

• Discuss haute-couture design houses.

• Explain the process of buying haute-couture.

• Discuss the background of haute-couture

• Haute Couture is the branch of the apparel industry that creates the most fashionable, expensive, and exclusive designer clothing.

• Involves the highest level of workmanship, using the highest quality of fabric.

• Designers have fashion houses where garments are created, most in Paris.

• A fashion house is named after its designer or originator.

• House of Chanel

The Federation Francaise de la Couture

• There are specific requirements for a designer and design house in France.

• Membership is based upon talent and success of the designer.

• Membership rules also include codes that control copying, number of showings, minimum number of original styles in collections, and regulations concerning staffing and shipping dates.

• Members must employ 15 or more people and present their collections twice a year. Each presentation must include at least 35 separate designs for day and evening wear.

• Press and individual customers are allowed to attend at no charge.

• However, a caution fee is charged to trade buyers from apparel manufacturers, retailers, and pattern companies.

• The fee is usually very large. It discourages copying of designers and an agreement to purchase specific amounts and can be applied to these purchases.

• A couture house has about 150 regular clients who buy couture each year.

• Schedule an appointment with the design house prior to a visit to Paris.

• Preview samples of garments in the design salon.

• Tailoring process begins, and generally requires 3 fittings.

• The customer is assigned a vendeuse.

• Vendeuse a couture sales associate that works with the customer and is paid by commission.

• Supervises all fittings and the order-taking.

• Smoothes out in problems that may occur.

• Responsible for making sure that customers that live in the same area do not buy similar designs.

• One dress may cost \$26,000 - \$100,000.

• One tailored suit may start at \$16,000 - \$40,000.

• An evening gown may cost over \$60,000.

• Service

• Workmanship and labor

• Exclusive designs

• Special colors

• Luxurious fabrics

• Expensive trim work and beading

• Christian Dior

• Chanel

• Jean-Louis Scherrer

• Christian Lacroix

• Dominique Sirop

• Jean-Paul Gaultier

• Narciso Rodriguez

• Charles Frederick Worth is considered the father of haute couture due to his influence of fashion in the 1800’s in Paris.

• First designer to become internationally famous.

• He was born in England.

• Moved to Paris at the age of 20.

• One of the first designers to show samples on live models.

• First designer to have a design house.

• Career advanced when he began designing for royalty.

• Empress Eugenie (Wife of Napoleon III) was a notable client.

• Known for using detail, special fabrics, colors, and trims.

• Introduced the hoop skirt and the walking skirt.

• A dress could cost up to \$2,500 in the 19th century.

• Couture dresses are most seen on the runways and red carpets, but rarely work in real life.

• 60 percent are American.

• Only 200 people are regular customers.

• Designers lend of give clothes to movie stars to wear on the red carpet.

• Couture designers have started to shift their efforts and resources to less expensive ready-to-wear lines.

Jean-Louis Scherrer

Christian Lacroix

Jean-Paul Gaultier

NarcisoRodriguez