As any aspiring American couturier knows, being invited to show during Paris’ Haute Couture Week — which lists names like Chanel, Givenchy, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, and Schiaparelli as members — is a big deal. In spring ’21, S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA., founded by artist-designer Sterling Ruby, was the first American brand on the Haute Couture calendar since Ralph Rucci presented in 2009, according to High Snobiety

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