haute

adjective
\ ˈōt How to pronounce haute (audio) \
variants: or less commonly haut \ ˈōt How to pronounce haut (audio) , ˈō \

Definition of haute

: fashionable, high-class haute interior decorators a store filled with haute kitsch

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The 25,000-square-foot, single-story house, set on 200 acres of valley floor in Rancho Mirage, is the antithesis of haute grandeur. Steven Stolman, House Beautiful, "Sunnylands: The California Mansion That Has Hosted Frank Sinatra, Queen Elizabeth, and More," 18 Apr. 2019 For the past decade or so, Italy seems to have eroded France’s grip on the American imagination and the American dollar: Italian cuisine became haute; Americans started sniffing and drinking Italian wines. Jay Mcinerney, Vogue, "Why, Oh Why Do I Love Paris? Jay McInerney Counted the Ways in a 1986 Story for Vogue, Republished Here in Solidarity With the French Capital, Where Notre-Dame Burned," 16 Apr. 2019 Viard started at Chanel as an intern for haute-couture embroidery in 1987, The Telegraph reports. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meet Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld's Successor at Chanel," 19 Feb. 2019 The answer to Fargo’s question was designs from Mary Katrantzou, who was the toast of Manhattan last night at the haute retailer. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Linda Fargo and Bergdorf Goodman Celebrate 10 Years of Mary Katrantzou," 7 Nov. 2018 After all, this is haute hippie the French girl way. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Guide to Easy French Girl Glamour—Straight From the Chloé Runway," 27 Sep. 2018 However, times have changed and so have the haute boîtes visited by the A-list. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Lenny Kravitz Adds Photographer to His Résumé with Dom Pérignon," 1 Oct. 2018 Fun entered the adult world, too, in the form of Braniff Airways’ cozy VIP lounge, decorated with international folk art, and Alcoa’s commissions for portable summer houses, game tables and even haute-couture evening gowns. Ann Landi, WSJ, "What to Give: Books on Design," 15 Nov. 2018 If Dom Pérignon is your poison but your thirst extends beyond the typical haute-boozy dinner at a historic property, perhaps the Dom Pérignon island of Sa Ferradura, just off Ibiza, is more to your taste? Horacio Silva, Town & Country, "The Experience Wars: Inside the Furious Fight for the Affections (and Dollars) of the World's Biggest Spenders," 20 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of haute

1787, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haute

French

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