The luxury fashion brand's new atelier and head office in White City Place, London will be almost twice the size of its current headquarters and accommodate about 400 staff. The new office is expected to open in May.
There is life outside of Paris even for haute couture. Traditionally the métier was confined to the French capital, with just one acknowledged sub-division called Alta Moda in Rome, and latterly Milan.
Connecting with one's inner and outer goddess was a theme both fashion houses explored in their diva-esque haute couture collections, offering an array of heavily embellished ensembles fit for the modern-day temptress.