by Alexander Fury .

Couture Look II - Ming and mannequin!

Between shots on this Couture 2011 shoot Ming snuggles up to our Rootstein mannequin, specially drafted in to model the gowns during my musings on the when, why and wear-for of these exceptional haute couture pieces. I've christened said mannequin 'Bettina' - after the fabulous Bettina Graziani, forties couture model and muse to Jacques Fath and Hubert de Givenchy. Alas, Fath couture is no more, but Jonathan Kaye has a sensational Givenchy number lined up for tomorrow!