haute couture[ōt′ko̵̅o̅ to̵or′]
haute couture definition by Webster's New World
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- the leading designers and creators of new fashions in clothing for women, collectively
- the clothing created by them
Origin: French literally , high sewing
haute couture definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The leading establishments or designers for the creation of exclusive fashions.
- a. The creation of exclusive fashions.b. The fashions created.
Origin: French : haute, feminine of haut, high, elegant + couture, sewing.