haut monde

haut monde

also haute monde  (ō mŏnd′)
n.
Fashionable society.

[French : haut, high + monde, world, society.]

haut monde

(o mɔ̃d)
n
high society
[literally: high world]

haut monde

(ˌoʊ ˈmɒnd)

also haute-monde

(ˌoʊtˈmɒnd)
n.
high society.
[1860–65; < French]
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 9 (ANI): Neha Deshpande of Pune, Maharashtra has bagged the title of '7th Haut Monde Mrs India Worldwide 2017.
New Delhi [India], Aug 9 ( ANI ): Neha Deshpande of Pune, Maharashtra has bagged the title of '7th Haut Monde Mrs India Worldwide 2017.
According to The Telegraph, Gigi Chao is a business mogul too, as the director of Haut Monde Talent, a model management and PR company in Hong Kong.
For Victorian women, it proved a socially liberating experience: Elizabeth Le Blond described it as 'knocking me from the shackles of conventionality', and she scandalised le haut monde in doing so.
Buckley was not only a giant celebrity, he lived in a manner of the haut monde.
Those darlings of the depraved haut monde, the Vicomte de Valmont and his partner in guile, the Marquise de Merteuil, are back, this time in a dance piece rifled "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," and many a spectator will question whether they've ever really gone away.
The prototype for the masochistic Baron Palamede de Charlus in Marcel Proust's Cities of the Plain was Count Robert de Montesquieu (half of the haut monde of the Faubourg St.
Today, if the first novel about growing up is successful, the American novelist usually moves directly to a university campus, or (if the success is both critical and commercial) to the New York haut monde or (if it's just commercial) to someplace warm like Beverly Hills or Aruba.
Bhramar, Founder and Chairman of Haut Monde India Group, revealed that 52 finalists will compete with each other to walk away with the title on August 5, 2017 at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurugram.
The question gains in complexity during a drunken and giddy encounter with Mike, who jettisons his aspersions toward the Lord family haut monde long enough to admit he just may be falling in love with Tracy, the queen awaiting dethronement.
Instead, sour-faced and huskily spoken, Harris cuts so sexless a figure that he is an active turnoff in a play that has always been a bit of a turn-on, shocking us at the misdeeds of the French haut monde while prompting not a little salivation as this calculating roue brings society (and himself) to ruin.
While Christopher Hampton's "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" suggested definitively the way in which the depredations of the haut monde are in no way confined by period costume, "Power" opts for outright raunchiness ("You've never had a cock between your thighs," the adulterous Louis remarks to a virginal 16-year-old newly arrived at court) or the sheerly overripe--"Your skin is a pigment as yet uninvented" sounds unlikely to make it on the speed-dating circuit.