Yes, couture is a verb in my book, because you have to do couture, you can't just be it. Fashionista.com hinted at me this morning that Frida Giannini may start a couture collection for Gucci....Love Gucci, Frida, but earning couturier status isn't like applying for a new bank card...it's extremely exclusive. Fashionista reminds her that you must be certified by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, being a world famous fashion label is simply not enough to stand next to Chanel and Galliano. WWD reported that the collection won't be shown in Paris, only by appointment to use in service of top notch celebs. Will Gucci be the next Christian Laxroix? Hmm, doubtful...but we can always keep an open mind and give the double G an A for effort. Stay tuned.