haute couture

[oht koo-toor; French oht koo-tyr]
noun
1.
high fashion; the most fashionable and influential dressmaking and designing.
2.
the fashions so created.
3.
the leading dressmaking establishments in the world of fashion, considered collectively.

Origin:
< French

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haute couture (ot kutyr)
 
n
high fashion
 
[literally: high dressmaking]

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Example sentences
The ageing haute couture guru expressed disillusionment with today's more
  commercial fashion industry.
Collins's fashion ken is also evident in her magnificently constructed history
  of haute couture.
Another fashion faux pas is tarnishing the awards season's haute couture
  reputation.
So are prints and posters, often more so than haute couture.
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