Fashionistas are being offered a rare and exclusive opportunity to travel to Paris and have their own haute couture garment created for them by one of the world’s leading fashion houses, as part of an exclusive fashion travel experience.
The service, from bespoke travel specialists Ariodante Travel, will enable guests to breathe the rarefied air of high fashion. With a miniscule client base of approximately 4,000 devotees worldwide, the haute couture circle typically requires an invitation to enter. Designed exclusively for runways and art exhibitions, haute couture is rarely made to be sold; the time, effort and rare materials used to make a single piece means they are often described as having no price tag.
Using an ‘unrivalled book of contacts’, which includes Luis Vuitton, Hermes, Givenchy, Chanel and Dior, Ariodante Travel will arrange exclusive access to haute couture’s leading ateliers, and secure tickets to an exclusive star-studded event – it cites the Cannes Film Festival as an example.
Guests embarking on Ariodante’s experience will travel to Paris by private jet, from a departing airport of their choice, and will meet with the head atelier of their favourite brand.
Guests will travel to Paris by private jet, from a departing airport of their choice, and will meet with the head atelier of their favourite brand…
With only 14 designers who bear the label of haute couture, and one item taking up to 700 hours to create by highly trained artisans, the experience is an incredibly unique and personal one. There’s also the option of having a bespoke item of haute joaillerie to match the garment, with jewellers including Boucheron, Chaumet and Mellerio.
During the trip, guests will be shown the brand’s current collection and learn about the group’s history, including past collections and old drawings. Guests will also watch a private fashion show curated exclusively for them showcasing new and emerging designers and get the exclusive opportunity to visit the Paris City Hall fashion collection, one of the largest in the world, which is never open to the public.
Accommodation includes the Belle Etoile suite at the Meurice Hotel, which has a private rooftop terrace with views of the Eiffel Tower.
Ariodante Travel specialises in bespoke experiences, and clients are assigned a dedicated travel manager to oversee the trip, itineraries and any COVID requirements.. The Ariodante Travel haute couture experience starts from £100,000 per person. For more information visit www.ariodantetravel.com.