MANIVET (JEAN MARC)
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
What is haute couture today ? This film updates the definition of this luxury craft by examining trends among young designers who have reached, or hope to reach, the precious haute couture label.
The documentary highlights 2 young designers: Delphine Manivet and Iris van Herpen, who freely blend tradition and modernity in their creations, thus breaking the codes of haute couture.
One of them launched her own brand of wedding dresses in 2005, and is representative of the young designers who have reinvented the genre by playing down the wedding dress with modern designs that are closer to ready-to-wear; while the other has been revisiting haute couture since 2007, with her avant-gardist and conceptual designs, and juggling with innovative materials such as Plexiglas and Rhodoid.