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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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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?
• \$711 / 12 = \$59.25
• Jill spent on average \$59.25 on clothing each month, \$111 over her budget.
Agenda
• Bell Ringer / Agenda
• Haute Couture Lecture and Discussion
Learning Targets
• Discuss haute-couture design houses.
• Explain the process of buying haute-couture.
• Discuss the background of haute-couture
What is 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.
Haute-Couture Designer Houses
• 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.
Federation Fashion Shows
• 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.
Sales and Services
• 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.
The High Cost of Fashion
• 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.
Garment Expenses
• Service
• Workmanship and labor
• Exclusive designs
• Special colors
• Luxurious fabrics
• Expensive trim work and beading
The Era of Modern Haute Couture
• Christian Dior
• Chanel
• Jean-Louis Scherrer
• Christian Lacroix
• Dominique Sirop
• Jean-Paul Gaultier
• Narciso Rodriguez
The Father of Haute Couture
• 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.
A Brit in Paris
• 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.
Royal Designer
• Career advanced when he began designing for royalty.
• Empress Eugenie (Wife of Napoleon III) was a notable client.