The Federation numbers some one hundred members, amongst whom feature the most emblematic brands on the global stage. It comprises three Chambres Syndicales or central bodies (Haute Couture, Womenswear and Menswear). Couture clothing requires utmost precision, knowledge and experience. While Viirpalu focuses a lot on embroidery, Kalfar employs different kinds of artisans in his work – which is another reason why couture is more expensive. It simply takes more people to make one garment.
Couture members include Adeline André, Alexandre Vauthier, Alexis Mabille, Chanel, Christian Dior, Franck Sorbier, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Julien Fournié, Maison Margiela, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Maurizio Galante, Schiaparelli, and Stéphane Rolland.