Balenciaga’s New Couture For Men Is Impeccable Prom Gear For Plutocrats

This country’s greatest living couturier, Vivienne Westwood, recently wrote as part of her online Climate Revolution diary (have a read, it’s fab), “Couture is the only sustainable economy: highly skilled, labour intensive and sold at true cost.” The dame’s not wrong. Since legendary British dressmaker Charles Worth founded the world’s first-ever couture house in Paris in 1858, the process of creating a garment from scratch to perfectly fit a client’s body – and, in turn, their exacting aesthetic specifications – has been the fashion industry’s untoppable zenith: the triple-glacéd cherry on an already fabulous cake. Read more at British GQ.