haute couture


haute cou·ture

noun \ˌōt-k-ˈtr\

: the people and companies that create clothes that are very expensive and fashionable; also : the clothes they create

Full Definition of HAUTE COUTURE

:  the houses or designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashions for women; also :  the fashions created

Examples of HAUTE COUTURE

  1. a fashion designer who's a renowned master of haute couture

Origin of HAUTE COUTURE

French, literally, high sewing
First Known Use: 1908

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

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