at its heart, haute couture is, for lack of a better word, old. it uses techniques from a bygone era, with skilled seamstresses and other artisans working to hand-sew garments for the 1% who can actually afford it. couture editorials usually have an “old-world” feel to them, when in reality some pieces can look downright futuristic. in “neo-couture,” photographed by karl lagerfeld (from the march issue of numéro), models karlie kloss, saskia de brauw, aymeline valade, lindsey wixson, and daria strokous look like fembots from metropolis, albeit sexy, well-dressed ones. karl, being a couture designer, seemed to pick the best pieces from the collections (like the long sleeve elie saab dress in photo #3; it was the same one berenice bejo chose for the oscars). see the entire editorial here.
scans from madeinpress via thefashionspot