modiste

[moh-deest; French maw-deest]
noun, plural modistes [moh-deests; French maw-deest] .
Older Use. a female maker of or dealer in women's fashionable attire.

Origin:
1830–40; < French; see mode2, -ist

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modiste (məʊˈdiːst)
 
n
a fashionable dressmaker or milliner
 
[C19: from French, from mode fashion]

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Doubtless the modiste would tell us she aims but to meet the requirements of certain customers in this particular.
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