Originally Posted by berlin report
What about the couture houses who have RTW lines? This, apart from cosmetics, is what keeps those old houses from crumbling to the ground. Sure you should protect the traditions of the past but you should also face, if not embrace, the reality of the present if only to insure the future.
The French Academie initially banned those couturiers who had dared offer RTW back in the '60s.
Of course, there are still some very small ateliers who seem to only subsist on couture and RTW you can't even find such as Torrente.