taste·​mak·​er | \ ˈtāst-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce tastemaker (audio) \

Definition of tastemaker

: one who sets the standards of what is currently popular or fashionable

Examples of tastemaker in a Sentence

She is one of the most powerful tastemakers in the fashion world.
Recent Examples on the Web Aoki is a tastemaker, entertainer, designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 2 May 2022 Mitzi Shore, who passed in 2018 at age 87, had established herself as the Hollywood tastemaker to impress when won the Store from her ex-husband Sammy a year earlier than Letterman’s debut. Todd Gilchrist, Variety, 7 Apr. 2022 The asymmetrical design was part of the fashion tastemaker's Spring 2020 collection and features a plunging neckline with layers of delicate ruffles. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 11 Apr. 2022 This is where word of mouth from critics, journalists and guild voters spread in a slow, but steady stream at Q&As and tastemaker events throughout the season. Clayton Davis, Variety, 27 Mar. 2022 His dining room, office, and bedroom are time capsules showing how upper-middle-class people in Paris lived when Paris was the center of the art world and the premiere tastemaker. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 10 Mar. 2022 The royal tastemaker caused such a stir in the 'ton that Netflix is developing a spin-off show based on Charlotte's rise from a young princess into a queen. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 31 Mar. 2022 Anfisa Letyago has been a rising techno star for years, first playing around her home base in Naples, Italy then launching into the global scene on the power of her darkly swirling productions — and some extra help from techno tastemaker Carl Cox. Katie Bain, Billboard, 25 Mar. 2022 This was a practical education, getting his first experience in the heart of the business. Staying little more than a year, Martorano moved on to the custom-tailoring department at Paul Stuart under the direction of tastemaker Mark Rykken. G. Bruce Boyer, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tastemaker

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Tastemaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tastemaker. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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