Maison Martin Margiela can now, in good faith, call their couture lines haute couture. Two labels – Maison Martin Margiela and Alexis Mabille have been awarded the official haute couture appellation by French fashion’s governing body, the Chambre Syndicale.
Despite having shown collections alongside the likes of Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier during couture fashion week, Mabille and Margiela were not invited to officially join the club until now. Previously, Mabille had been a guest member and Margiela, a correspondent member of the couture calendar. But we guess the Chambre Syndicale liked what it saw the past few seasons.
I am pretty sure the Chambre Syndicale doesn’t recognize Zahia Dehar, but that hasn’t prevented her from staging her second “couture” lingerie runway show in Paris. Dehar, you’ll recall, is a former underage prostitute who made headlines for sleeping with a bunch of French footballers for payment. The French love her, as does Karl Lagerfeld, who’s supported her projects in the past.
Her second lingerie collection featured models popping out of giant cupcakes, and one picture even seems to suggest that one emerged from a refrigerator. But the grand finale was Zahia herself, dressed as the hottest bride ever, stepping out of a doll box. Apparently Zahia really has a thing for showing off her boobs, as well as other people’s. The collection did so with aplomb!