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high fashion

noun
Origin of high fashion
1940-1945
1940-45
Related forms
high-fashion, adjective
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  • She appeared to be a lady of high fashion; not at all likely to be an inmate of the shabby little rectory at Ballymoy.

    The Simpkins Plot George A. Birmingham
  • The Countess Gemini simply nodded without getting up: Isabel could see she was a woman of high fashion.

  • He is, moreover, a man of high fashion, and of the first standing in society.

    Valerie Frederick Marryat
  • He also tells us that the gentry often resorted here from Ebbesham (Epsom), then in high fashion.

  • Englands wolf, as will be seen, is dressed in the high fashion of the gay courtiers of the time.

British Dictionary definitions for high fashion

high fashion

noun
1.
another name for haute couture
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