Category: Fashion Designer Spotlights


Recognizing an Icon: 7 Surprising Jimmy Choo Facts

  • Posted: November 16, 2017
  • By: Nuri Matthew

The Couture USA team would like to wish a very special happy birthday to the incomparable Jimmy Choo, who celebrated his 69th birthday on November 15th!     For the fashion obsessed, the name Jimmy Choo evokes thoughts of distinguished quality, prestige elegance, and of course, the various looks of Carrie Bradshaw. In celebration of … Continue reading Recognizing an Icon: 7 Surprising Jimmy Choo Facts



For This Year’s Louis Vuitton Birthday, How Far Has the Brand Come?

  • Posted: August 4, 2017
  • By: Nancy Roque

Today is what would have been Louis Vuitton’s 196th birthday and that’s a cause for celebration. This year’s Louis Vuitton birthday is being celebrated (via blog, of course) with a look at just how far the brand has come since Vuitton started his company in 1864.   We’re taking a look at today’s Louis Vuitton to … Continue reading For This Year’s Louis Vuitton Birthday, How Far Has the Brand Come?


How Yves Saint Laurent Changed Fashion

  • Posted: August 1, 2017
  • By: Mae Johnson

To celebrate Yves Saint Laurent’s birthday (Aug. 1, 1936), we look back at the colorful life of this legendary fashion designer who forever changed the world of haute couture through his fearless approach to high fashion—at times irreverent but always empowering.   He was once quoted to have said: “I participated in the transformation of … Continue reading How Yves Saint Laurent Changed Fashion


Five Fashion Brands That Have Redefined Luxury

  • Posted: March 9, 2017
  • By: Alex Camille

During this recent Paris Fashion Week, it was clear to anyone watching that luxury fashion brands are vying to stand out in a crowded market. From political statements to space travel, the most talked-about shows were the ones that screamed rather than whispered. And with the current over-abundance of trends, recent runway looks ran the gamut from minimalist … Continue reading Five Fashion Brands That Have Redefined Luxury


Our Top Black Fashion Designers and Influencers

  • Posted: February 21, 2017
  • By: Alex Camille

Black fashion can mean a million different things, depending on who you ask. From avant garde minimalism to vibrantly patterned surfaces, it doesn’t have a single definition. Since the early twentieth century, black designers have continued to make strides in the fashion industry, going from relative obscurity to world-wide fame. Little known fact: Jackie Kennedy’s 1953 wedding dress was designed by … Continue reading Our Top Black Fashion Designers and Influencers



Was Gabrielle Chanel One of Fashion’s First Feminists?

  • Posted: January 10, 2017
  • By: Alex Camille

She pioneered pants and knitwear, and was committed to giving women freedom of movement. She liberated women from corsets in the post World War I era, changed the course of fashion again after World War II. And yes, she was undoubtedly a feminist. Today marks the 46th anniversary of Gabrielle Chanel’s death. She opened her first store in 1910, and continued to … Continue reading Was Gabrielle Chanel One of Fashion’s First Feminists?


A Peek Inside Chanel’s Holiday at Ritz Paris

  • Posted: December 21, 2016
  • By: Alex Camille

  The Ritz Paris is by all accounts one of the world’s greatest luxury hotels. It’s known for its full-service amenities, storied guest list, and over-the-top opulence. Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald behaved notoriously in the lobby bar. It also happens to be where Coco Chanel lived for the last half of her life. She lived in a two-bedroom suite that’s … Continue reading A Peek Inside Chanel’s Holiday at Ritz Paris