haute couture

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haute couture

n.
1. The leading establishments or designers for the creation of exclusive fashions.
2.
a. The creation of exclusive fashions.
b. The fashions created.

[French : haute, feminine of haut, high, elegant + couture, sewing.]
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haute couture

(ot kutyr)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) high fashion
[literally: high dressmaking]
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haute cou•ture

(ˌoʊt kuˈtʊər)
n.
1. high fashion; the most fashionable, expensive, and exclusive designer clothing.
2. the designers or dressmaking establishments that produce high fashion.
[< French]
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haute couture

The most fashionable and expensive part of the business of women’s fashions.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haute couture - trend-setting fashionshaute couture - trend-setting fashions    
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
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haute couture

[otkutyr] Nalta costura f
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haute couture

[ˌəʊtkuːˈtjʊər] nhaute couture f
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haute couture

adj attrder Haute Couture
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Couture showcases the creations of the fifteen haute couture designers personally chosen by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture from all over the globe.
To qualify, a fashion house must fulfill the criteria set by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture's-individual fittings of made-to-measure clothes for private clients; an atelier in Paris with a full-time workforce of 15; the house must stage a collection of 50 original designs of daytime and eveningwear twice a year.
In France, a governing body called La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture determines which houses use the techniques and know how to give them this distinction.
He was then invited to be an official member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, one of the syndicates that make up the official federation.
In 2003 he got invited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show during Haute couture week "The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture whose members include only those companies designated as Haute Couture houses." "Haute Couture is a legally protected and controlled label that can only be used by the fashion houses which have been granted the designation by the French Ministry of Industry.

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