Kim Jones is living it up in New York City for the New York Fashion Week.
The stylish blogger/model/entrepreneur is certainly in her element, dressed up in a Chanel piece straight from the fashion house's Spring-Summer 2019 Haute Couture Collection.
Kim posted on Instagram a photo of her in an elegant black dress with a cut-out bodice filled with hand-painted sequins and floral appliques. The exquisite dress also had tulle sleeves and a tulle skirt hem.
She captioned the post, "Am I French yet? In @chanelofficial Haute Couture, thank you @geoffeee"
Here is a photo of the dress from a runway in Paris.
What is haute couture?
Haute couture (pronounced ot kootoor) pieces are special, one-of-a-kind, and expensive, as each design is meticulously constructed by hand from beginning to end.
Chanel is one of the most esteemed haute couture houses in the world. Google "haute couture" and Chanel's website will show up as the first brand in the search results.
Other haute couture houses include Dior, Givenchy, Balmain, and Valentino.
According to Business of Fashion, "To qualify as an official Haute Couture house, members must design made-to-order clothes for private clients, with more than one fitting, using an atelier (workshop) that employs at least fifteen fulltime staff."
Haute couture houses also have 20 full-time technical workers in one of their workshops, and present a collection of not less than 50 original designs twice a year.
Chanel has four haute couture ateliers, with each atelier overseen by a head seamstress called "premiere."
A single, Chanel haute couture jacket takes up to 1,000 hours to make.
As for the price of a Chanel haute couture piece?
"It can range anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands [of dollars]", Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic from The Washington Post, said in an episode of Seven Days Out, which featured a behind-the-scenes look at the Spring 2018 Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show.