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haute couture

[oht koo-too r; French oht koo-tyr] /ˌoʊt kuˈtʊər; French oʊt kuˈtür/
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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Examples for haute couture
  • 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.
  • Different world-when haute couture was meant to be worn only by the femme du monde.
  • Don't go broke trying to buy haute couture at full price.
  • Butterflies are the haute couture of the insect world, with their dazzling designs and brilliant colors.
British Dictionary definitions for haute couture

haute couture

/ot kutyr/
noun
1.
high fashion
Word Origin
literally: high dressmaking
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