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boutiques that sell high fashion to the very wealthy

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Who says everyday home items can't be high fashion? Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Katy Perry and Tracee Ellis Ross Wore a Chandelier and a Picture Frame to the Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Ironically, social media and its impassioned memorials are actually keeping these old high fashion houses alive. Elizabeth Raiss, refinery29.com, "Why Do We Treat A Fashion Designer Leaving A Brand Like Someone Dying?," 14 June 2018 Grace Elizabeth is down right angelic, with her high, prominent cheekbones and mega-watt smile which has brought her not only commercial success but prominence in the world of high fashion. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: Grace Elizabeth Is Now a Victoria's Secret Angel," 10 Apr. 2019 Celebrities from near and far gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, stunning on the red carpet in brilliant (or blasé) high fashion. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "The Best Memes From the 2019 Met Gala," 6 May 2019 Some instinct drove Boone to forge a style all her own, a mix of high fashion and art. Town & Country, "Mary Boone Is Taking a Break," 18 Apr. 2019 At a time when many high fashion brands only offer up to a size 10 or 12, 11 Honoré is looking to disrupt the market by better serving an entire market of women. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Laverne Cox Just Kicked Off NYFW With the Most Epic Runway Walk," 7 Feb. 2019 The mix of high fashion with street style and flea-market finds, is distinctly Patricia. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Talking to the Women Behind the Most Popular Sex and the City Fashion Instagram Account," 30 May 2018 Transforming normal clothes such as the peacoat or the pantsuit into high fashion brought Saint Laurent even more success as a high-end fashion designer. Natalina Lopez, Town & Country, "Inside the Gorgeous New Yves Saint Laurent Exhibit in Virginia," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of high fashion

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of high fashion was in 1870

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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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