Haute-couture meaning

The leading establishments or designers for the creation of exclusive fashions.
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The leading designers and creators of new fashions in clothing for women, collectively.
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The clothing created by them.
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A common term for high fashion as produced in Paris and imitated in other fashion capitals such as New York, London, and Milan.
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The fashion houses or fashion designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashions.
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Any unique stylish design made to order for wealthy and high-status clients.
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Origin of haute-couture

  • French haute feminine of haut high, elegant couture sewing
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French haute (“high, elegant”) + couture (“sewing”)
    From Wiktionary