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What does couture mean?
Couture most commonly refers to or describes clothing that was designed by a fashion designer or has that level of quality.
Couture can also refer to fashion designers collectively, their profession, the clothes designed by them, or their businesses. Couture is found in (and can be used as a shortening of) the term haute couture, which refers to the world of high fashion and custom-made garments.
Example: She’s known for wearing couture looks that are straight from the runway.
Where does couture come from?
The first records of couture in English come from the early 1900s. Couture is a French word that means “sewing” or “dressmaking.” The phrase haute couture translates as “high sewing” or “high dressmaking” and is synonymous with high fashion.
In France, clothing cannot be labeled haute couture unless it meets certain standards set by an official organization. Couture sometimes refers to haute couture garments, but it can also be used in a more general way to refer to high fashion clothes. Still, garments that are considered couture are often handmade, or at least designed by a fashion designer. Couture is often custom-made for the people who will wear it, typically models and wealthy clients. While couture is often used as a noun, it is also used as a modifier in phrases like couture look and couture collection. It is also often used in high-fashion brand names.
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What are some other forms related to couture?
- haute couture (noun)
What are some synonyms for couture?
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How is couture used in real life?
Couture is always used in the context of fashion, especially to refer to the most high-end or exclusive designer and designs.
Rihanna looks amazing in that Givenchy couture look i just wish she would have worn the tights like on the runway
— Shelton Griffith (@flyrebel) February 23, 2020
⚡️ “Gigi Hadid Stuns in This Season's Best Couture”https://t.co/d20sGETKi3
— Harper's Bazaar (@harpersbazaarus) March 16, 2020
Take a look at the Paolo Sebastian Spring 2020 Couture Collection 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/XoGt7qJflb
— We are all in this Together 🙏 (@FashionweekNYC) March 14, 2020
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Is couture used correctly in the following sentence?
The couture that has been featured at fashion week took hundreds of hours to make by hand.
Example sentences from the Web for couture
But the phenomenon of counterfeiting is as old as couture itself.
“The making of couture clothes is changing so drastically that I feel like I am preserving its history,” she says.
Tatiana says there was one agent behind the sudden popularity of couture—the red carpet.
But I do not see the future in terms of the couture that will come out of it.
She rounded out the weekend by appearing the morning after the ceremony in a Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 couture creation.
In his confusion and excitement, Couture fired his own piece, and laid the savage dead.Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour|Francis Parkman
Couture was always welcome at the home of the courtesan, who dreamed, perhaps, of making him her husband.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Mme. Couture and her ward were left in the dining-room, and Eugene slept on Victorine's shoulder.Father Goriot|Honore de Balzac
"To cut it short, a brat with eighteen thousand livres per annum to drop over the first investment that turns up," said Couture.The Firm of Nucingen|Honore de Balzac
Couture had painted his “Decadent Romans” and Cabanel had recorded his first successes.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)|Richard Muther
British Dictionary definitions for couture
- high-fashion designing and dressmaking
- (as modifier)couture clothes