Haute Couture Definition

The leading designers and creators of new fashions in clothing for women, collectively.
Webster's New World
The creation of exclusive fashions.
American Heritage
The clothing created by them.
Webster's New World

A common term for high fashion as produced in Paris and imitated in other fashion capitals such as New York, London, and Milan.

Any unique stylish design made to order for wealthy and high-status clients.

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

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