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 The Queen often favors British couturier Stewart Pravin, and wore his sunshine yellow tailoring to open her namesake Elizabeth tube line. Vogue, 3 June 2022 Black Tie by Celine is a study in understated elegance, a fragrance blended to perfection just like the couturier who tailors an evening suit. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 May 2022 Lowe’s remarkable versatility as an artist and couturier would remain overlooked for decades. Liam Hess, Vogue, 27 Apr. 2022 The designer, who has something of a couturier’s touch, knew just how to correct the fit. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 7 Apr. 2022 Perhaps the tongue-in-cheek couturier, for whom humor came naturally, put the bar too high, or maybe Viard simply does not want to rock the boat. Thomas Adamson, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2022 The Centre Pompidou opted for Jeanloup Sieff’s unforgettable black-and-white photo of the couturier in the buff. Amy Verner, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2022 And just as the pink began to feel endless, the master Italian couturier switched to a brooding black palette — as if to say that there is a shadowy underbelly of all things sweet — an effective contrast, demonstrating his design control. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 7 Mar. 2022 Over at the Musée de l’Art Moderne, the couturier has thoughtfully adapted Matisse’s cutout technique of La Danse as incrustations of graphic shapes on a full skirt. Amy Verner, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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27 Jun 2022

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“Couturier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/couturier. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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