Coincidence? maybe. The documentary the secret world of haute couture is on cbc newsworld's "Passionate Eye". I stumbled upon it as i sit here working on yet another beaded brooch. That's not to say that my work is anywhere near the amazing beauty of couture but it is also labour intensive, at least for me. My workmanship is not even near the same level as the artisans in Paris, but i still feel a connection, probably stemming from my longing.
The film discusses the socialites that collect couture pieces as contemporary art. Maybe there is more of a connection than i had originally thought. I am, after all, a contemporary artist.