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.

Origin of haute couture

From French
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British Dictionary definitions for haute couture

haute couture

noun
  1. high fashion

Word Origin for haute couture

literally: high dressmaking
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