[ oht koo-too r; French oht koo-tyr ]
/ ˌoʊt kuˈtʊər; French oʊt kuˈtür /
high fashion; the most fashionable and influential dressmaking and designing.
the fashions so created.
the leading dressmaking establishments in the world of fashion, considered collectively.
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- haut monde,
- haute cuisine,
- haute école,
Origin of haute couture
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/ French (ot kutyr) /
Word Origin for haute couture
literally: high dressmaking
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