cou·​tu·​ri·​er | \kü-ˈtu̇r-ē-ər, -ē-ˌā\

Definition of couturier 

: an establishment engaged in couture also : the proprietor of or designer for such an establishment

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Turkish Airlines Just in time for the opening of Istanbul's new airport in late October, Turkish Airlines delivers a glam new line of staff uniforms designed by Italian couturier Ettore Bilotta. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Stylish Flight Attendant Uniforms," 15 Oct. 2018 One extravagant evening coat on view, made around 1913 by Paris couturier Amy Linker, borrows its silhouette from a highly formal Japanese coat, with a wildly impractical, floor-sweeping train. Susan Delson, WSJ, "Kimonos Meet Couture," 12 Oct. 2018 Instead of creating alternative looks for the reception, each of the couturiers made an exact replica of their iconic dresses for a special exhibit at Madame Tussauds in London. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Fascinating Story Behind Duplicate Royal Wedding Dresses," 20 Sep. 2018 In addition to maintaining beautiful homes of his own, the couturier was an avid collector and involved in the restoration of historic monuments in France. Vogue, "In Memoriam: Hubert de Givenchy’s Best Looks in Vogue," 12 Mar. 2018 Offering a measure of high drama, and worn with a simple Chanel shift dress, Depp's look was right in keeping with a couturier's meticulous detail—as was her signature makeup. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "At Chanel, Lily-Rose Depp Gives a Lesson in the French vs. American Ponytail," 3 July 2018 Margaret wore a silk organza wedding dress designed by Norman Hartnell, the royal couturier who had created the Queen's bridal gown 13 years earlier. Katie Frost, Town & Country, "Looking Back at Princess Margaret's Wedding Day," 10 Dec. 2017 When Azzedine Alaïa passed away last November, the master couturier was in the midst of working on a major exhibition with the Design Museum in London. Mary Dellas, The Cut, "Azzedine Alaïa’s Last Exhibit Will Include Unseen Pieces," 7 May 2018 Maria Grazia Chiuri blends her work with Cranach’s famous Garden of Eden, and one of the few non-European couturiers, Jun Takahashi, looks to Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights. Rhonda Garelick, The Cut, "The Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Show Is Worth the Pilgrimage," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of couturier

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for couturier

French, dressmaker, from Old French cousturier tailor's assistant, from cousture

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English Language Learners Definition of couturier

: a person or business that designs and makes clothes for women

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