tai·​lor·​ing | \ ˈtā-lə-riŋ How to pronounce tailoring (audio) \

Definition of tailoring

1a : the business or occupation of a tailor
b : the work or workmanship of a tailor
2 : the making or adapting of something to suit a particular purpose

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The exhibition continues through four sections that address the themes of black, drape, tailoring, and textiles. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘James Galanos: Design Integrity’ Review: The West Coast King of Fashion," 10 Nov. 2018 The actor, who is a face for the French house, often experiments with classic menswear tailoring—but with a twist. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Robert Pattinson’s Dior Statement Coat Is a Must See," 19 Jan. 2019 Getty ImagesWPA Pool Good news for brides-to-be and fans of expert tailoring, dramatic caped dresses, and the Duchess of Sussex's style: Stella McCartney, the designer behind Meghan Markle's second wedding dress, is officially in the bridal game. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "Stella McCartney's New Bridal Collection Includes Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress," 13 Nov. 2018 One trait being the embrace of and experimentation with classical tailoring. Noah Johnson, GQ, "Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Alyx Plot the Future of Menswear," 27 June 2018 With Chloe designing womenswear and Parris handling the brand’s jewelry offering, their designs fuse feminine tailoring with a sophisticated subtlety that sets them apart. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Cool Girl’s Guide to Toronto," 27 Dec. 2018 If the hoodie has matched proper tailoring as a hallmark of the modern fashion-minded man, we're officially primed to see design in its most innovative and refined form go big. Matt Sebra, GQ, "The Hottest Menswear Is Made by Women's Designers," 12 Apr. 2018 To wit: will hoodie-and-track pant Gen Zs ever get into tailoring? Sarah Mower, Vogue, "Ungendered Suiting, Hanbok Tradition, and #MeToo Surfaced at Seoul Fashion Week—Sarah Mower Reports," 23 Oct. 2018 Her understated, minimal aesthetic is underpinned by impeccable tailoring. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Will Princess Eugenie Wear a Stella McCartney Wedding Gown Down the Aisle Today?," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of tailoring

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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