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haute couture

[oht koo-too r; French oht koo-tyr]
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noun
  1. high fashion; the most fashionable and influential dressmaking and designing.
  2. the fashions so created.
  3. the leading dressmaking establishments in the world of fashion, considered collectively.
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Origin of haute couture

From French
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British Dictionary definitions for haute couture

haute couture

noun
  1. high fashion
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Word Origin

literally: high dressmaking
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