couturier

noun
cou·​tu·​ri·​er | \ kü-ˈtu̇r-ē-ər How to pronounce couturier (audio) , -ē-ˌā \

Definition of couturier

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

Examples of couturier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chanel’s iconic couturier whose accomplished designs and trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the past 50 years. Feb. 19. Washington Post, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 Ruby likes rough edges, but Simons, a true couturier, recommended more refinement in a garment’s finishing. Christina Binkley, The New Yorker, "Sterling Ruby’s Mixed Media," 2 Sep. 2019 Chanel’s iconic couturier whose accomplished designs and trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the past 50 years. Bernard Mcghee, The Denver Post, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019," 16 Dec. 2019 When asked about the designers who opened doors for black models, Reynolds said Christian Dior was one of the first couturiers to use black models in his European fashion shows. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "‘There’s history there; it’s not just tons of glamour’: Chicago native Marcellas Reynolds gives iconic black models their due in ‘Supreme Models’," 27 Sep. 2019 Known for creating high impact pieces with intricate details and folds, Senegalese couturier Omar Salaam’s Sukeina clothing line is a Naomi Campbell favorite. Marielle Bobo, Essence, "ESSENCE Best In Black Fashion Awards: Meet The 2019 Designer of the Year Nominees," 28 Aug. 2019 Off the court, Bueno also had an interest in fashion and played in dresses tailored by English couturier Ted Tinling. Stan Lehman And Mauricio Savarese, chicagotribune.com, "Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno, winner of 19 Grand Slam titles, dies after cancer battle," 9 June 2018 It’s hard to guess whether the sharp-tongued couturier would have cared either way. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "A (Candid) Guide to Celebrity Death Etiquette," 6 Aug. 2019 Known for his high-impact pieces with intricate details and folds, Senegalese couturier Omar Salaam’s Sukenia clothing line is a Naomi Campell favorite. Nandi Howard, Essence, "ESSENCE Fashion House: Omar Salaam Sent Daring Looks Down The ESSENCE Runway," 6 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of couturier was in 1899

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2 Jan 2020

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“Couturier.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/couturier. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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couturier

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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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