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Divorce, Hair Combs, and Haute Couture

Marketing value for haute couture hair accessories is created because the pieces are hidden from public view. Exclusivity, not publicity, creates value. As Daphne Guinness says, “Once a celebrity wears something, it’s already been done. I want something new.” Legal restrictions do not allow me to mention his name. I don’t even know what it…

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Creative Museum: Haute Couture Mercedes Robirosa comb

Mercedes Robirosa was one of Yves St. Laurent’s favorite models in the late 1960’s and 70’s. Laurent chose Robirosa to model the Mondrian dress, which is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. After her modeling career, Karl Lagerfeld hired her to design jewelry for Chanel. Four years later, she went out…