Many times we have a special event and we need a special dress such as the homecoming dresses to which some can erroneously say that it is high fashion but in reality this is not the correct term since to have that label the garment needs to have been manufactured in a workshop in Paris, because if it is not made in the French capital, it can not be called Haute Couture. Another special feature of this workshop is that you must have a minimum of 20 employees in that workshop.
It is impressive the high costs of such garments, but it sounds logical to have such a price after using between 100 and 100 hours of manual labor for each garment. So legally there are permitted, maximum and minimum price levels, are published and modified periodically. A dress can cost up to 60 thousand euros, that’s why this kind of clothing is only accessible for wealthy people. But one of the biggest benefits of who buys these garments is that you can have the guarantee that your garment is practically exclusive given the high cost of confection although now, the rule of only 3 designs per sketch, is not always respected, since people with a lot of money they can pay up to double for a design that was sold but they liked it a lot.
And if you think that when the designer after making the sketches begins to recreate the original dress, you are very wrong, they actually perform three to seven tests of the dress with a little cheaper fabrics to make tests and since they have everything clear they make the dress with the respective fabrics and fine fabrics. Speaking of fabrics, the fabrics previously had to be exclusive for the house of the haute couture seamstress, but this rule is ignored today, since at present it would be almost impossible and very expensive for all the fabrics to be woven to measure for each fashion house .
Many brands in several countries worldwide use the term Haute Couture as part of their promotion, being prohibited by French law as it is considered as an appellation of origin.