high fashion


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boutiques that sell high fashion to the very wealthy

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Hill suggests that this type of design practice and aesthetic started filtering into high fashion via the nonmaterialistic hippies of the ’60s who dressed in vintage and DIY ensembles. Vogue, "“Fashion Unraveled,” a New Exhibition at FIT, Delights in Deconstruction and Revels in the Repurposed," 30 May 2018 That’s definitely in stark contrast to high fashion. David Gelles, New York Times, "Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix on Building Diverse Teams," 1 June 2018 For visitors, the opulence of the religious items on display and the excesses associated with the world of high fashion might seem counter to the values expected of a religious organization, and even to the messages preached by Pope Francis himself. Shira Telushkin, Washington Post, "High church meets high fashion: How Catholic style took over the Met," 3 May 2018 Hero worship isn’t unfamiliar territory in high fashion, but Soriano might be the first fashion designer to dedicate the entirety of his brand to someone other than himself. Elizabeth Raiss, refinery29.com, "Who Is Andre Soriano, The Gay, Immigrant Designer Obsessed With Donald Trump?," 27 June 2018 One of the standout aspects of the film, though, are the ways in which Talley opens up about being one of the first black editors to find success in high fashion. Shammara Lawrence, Teen Vogue, "André Leon Talley Takes Center Stage in Documentary "The Gospel According To André"," 30 May 2018 The high fashion world, of course, has gotten in on the action, with Demna Gvasalia turning out buckets of ballcaps emblazoned with normcore takes on the Balenciaga and Vetements logo. The Editors Of Gq Style, GQ, "The 15 Raddest Dad Caps to Wear This Summer," 26 Apr. 2018 And instead of hitting the books, Hadid was hitting the pages of CR Fashion Book, her first big break in the high fashion world. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Reveals What She'd Be Doing If She Weren't Modeling," 11 July 2018 And high fashion hasn’t given up on garnering the same kind of ubiquity for the humble, sad man sandal. Liz Raiss, GQ, "This Summer's Best Sandals Got the Big Ugly Sneaker Treatment," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of high fashion

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of high fashion

: the newest fashions that are usually bought by only a small number of people

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