Head of The House: Designers and their Eponymous Brands

  1. Yves Saint Laurent on the day before the opening of his first collection for Dior, Paris, 1957.
  2. Coco Chanel puts the finishing touches to a new creation in her Parisian fashion atelier, 1959.
  3. Cristóbal Balenciaga in his study at La Reinerie, 1962.
  4. Elsa Schiaparelli testing out hats on the model’s head, 1951. 
  5. Pierre Balmain and Paulette Caillaud, Paris, 1952.
  6. Hubert de Givenchy at his design house at the Plaine Monceau in Paris, 1955.
  7. Jeanne Lanvin sitting at her desk, 1934.
  8. Christian Dior in one of his ateliers, amply stocked with luxurious fabrics, 1948.

Images via Getty - they have a wonderful archive of fashion photos. 

Luxurious Clutches

Even with the simplest, most basic outfit, a small clutch has the ability to make you stand out. Right about now you might be wondering how this can possibly happen. Whether it’s a simple casual look for the day or a simple evening wear attire, a statement-making clutch can make your OOTD a 10. Don’t doubt the power of these bags; remember, it’s all in the details. Take a look at these 8 luxurious clutches and you’ll understand what we mean. 

1. Alexander McQueen Bees Long Knuckle Box Clutch: Don’t know which rings to pair with your outfit? This knuckle box clutch from Alexander McQueen has you covered. Just slide your fingers in the clutch’s holder and voila, instant jewelry! 

2. Judith Leiber Couture New York Philharmonic Cello Clutch BagThis is for the stylish musicians who love to represent their passion, even when they’re not playing at the event. As a bonus, the clever clutch is beaded with Austrian crystals!

3. Marchesa Lily Floral Embroidered Box Clutch: The gold and green motif of this Marchesa floral clutch is perfect for the spring and summer seasons. Pair it as the perfect accessory to a little black dress, or use it to spruce up a casual outfit.

4. Tom Ford Leopard Beaded Ring Clutch: Don’t let the Leopard print fool you, this clutch is all about elegance. Like the Alexander McQueen knuckle box clutch, you can slide your finger through this clutch for instant finger jewelry.

5. Lanvin Arpege Minaudiere Box Clutch: When you want to stand out from the crowd as well as the other clutch carriers, rock this minaudiere from Lanvin. When everyone else will be holding a boxy bag, you’ll confidently strut with this lavish orb. 

6. Belstaff Tredington Metal Clutch Bag: If the gunmetal hardware doesn’t jump out at you, the tired-tread inset will. Belstaff combines fashion and automotive love to create a piece that appears to be in motion even when it’s stationary.

7. Reece Hudson Stendhal Minaudiere: Prove that you have nothing to hide. The diamond cutouts of this Reece Hudson clutch lets other fashionistas take a peek at some of your treasured possessions. 

8. Christian Louboutin Mina Spiked Box Clutch Bag: Let a bubbly clutch match your bubbly personality. The candy-colored spikes of the Mina clutch can add the right touch of fun to any outfit.

Chasing after these captivating clutches now? We can’t blame you; they’re just so irresistible. You can find these bags, and other luxurious women’s clutches on Wantering.

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Up your fashion game by learning how to pronounce Fashion Designers’ names via Harper’s Bazaar!

Anna Sui: anna swee

Ann Demeulemeester: ann de-mule-eh-meester

Azzedine Alaia: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah

Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn

Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa

Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan

Comme des Garçons: comb dey gah-sown

Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten

Gareth Pugh: gareth pew

Giambattista Valli: gee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee

Gianfranco Ferre: gee-ahn-franco feh-ray

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Hermès: er-mez

Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah

Hussein Chalayan: hoo-sane sha-lion

Issey Miyake: iss-ee mee-yah-key

Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay

Junya Watanabe: jun-yah wat-an-ah-bey

Kinder Aggugini: kinder ag-ooh-gee-nee

Lanvin: lahn-vahn

Loewe: loh-wev-eh

Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn

L'Wren Scott: la-ren scott

Maison Martin Margiela: may-sohn martin mar-jhell-ah

Marchesa: mar-kay-sah

Mary Katrantzou: mary cat-trant-zoo

Miu Miu: mew-mew

Monique Lhuillier: monique le-hu-lee-ay

Moschino: mos-key-no

Olivier Theyskens: oh-liv-ee-ay tay-skins

Proenza Schouler: pro-en-zuh skool-er

Rochas: row-shahs

Rodarte: row-dar-tay

Roksanda Ilincic: roksanda ill-in-chik

Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh

Sonia Rykiel: sewn-yah ree-key-el

Thakoon: tah-koon

Versace: vur-sah-chee

Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron

Yohji Yamamoto: yoh-jee yam-ah-mo-to