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

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Vodianova partnered with her friend, couturier Ulyana Sergeenko, the creative director of the evening, and the Russia-Qatar culture clash provided for some surreal sensory experiences. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Giambattista Valli, Zac Posen, Imaan Hammam, and More Attended Natalia Vodianova’s Lavish Love Ball Arabia," 3 Apr. 2019 Grand shapes were back again for Fall, but this time Jacobs was looking in the mirror, rather than at the couturiers of old. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Top 10 Collections of the Fall 2019 Season," 8 Mar. 2019 My couture inspiration was coming from history, especially the 18th, 19th, and mid-20th century couturiers. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Talking With @fkachristianlacroix, aka the Real Christian Lacroix, About Instagram and the 1980s," 13 Mar. 2019 For the engagement, the duchess wore a navy long sleeve dress with a white tiered skirt by British couturier Bruce Oldfield, a pearl necklace, black heels, and a black clutch. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Duchess Camilla Sits Front-Row at London Fashion Week on the Queen's Behalf," 19 Feb. 2019 The changes come after Harlem couturier Dapper Dan (who has an ongoing collaboration with the brand) met with Gucci's CEO and President Marco Bizzarri to voice his concerns. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gucci Announces Changemakers Program to Improve Diversity and Inclusion," 18 Mar. 2019 The grand diorama under-scored that inside that historic hall on the Champs-Elysées Lagerfeld is both couturier and auteur, master of the mise-en-scène. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Chanel Sets Sail for New York City," 15 Nov. 2018 Their composure no doubt comes from having been raised well and growing up around the couturier’s atelier. Harper's BAZAAR, "Crazy Rich Couture," 15 Aug. 2018 Soon after being taken under wing by the couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, Givenchy’s focus shifted from the youthful mix-and-match concept to purity of line and shape. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Remembering the Fashion Figures We Lost in 2018," 3 Dec. 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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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