from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The business of designing, making, and selling highly fashionable, usually custom-made clothing for women.
- n. Dressmakers and fashion designers considered as a group.
- n. The high-fashion clothing created by designers.
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- n. The production of high-end, custom-made clothing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. high fashion designing and dressmaking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. high fashion designing and dressmaking
The term couture refers to high-fashion design and dressmaking.
She took home this image—which she dubbed "couture marries sports"—to her Mannheim-based atelier, a former paper factory with creamy pink walls and large steel reinforcement beams renovated by the late French architect Yves Bayard.
As [the early 20th-century chef/philosopher Auguste] Escoffier explained more than a hundred years ago: cuisine like couture is one of these creative fields that involve exaggeration and insolence.
On Sept. 8, she donned a blue muslin couture frock to the Toronto premiere of her film.
-- Samsung is into high fashion: Italy's newest in couture, Derercuny, part of the electronics co. 's Cheil Industries.
Note 130: Cheng Meibao, Diyu Wenhua yu Guojia Rentong: Wanqing yilai Guangdongwenhuaguan de Xingcheng (Regional culture and national identification: The formation of concept of the Cantonese couture from the late Qing period) (Beijing: Sanlian Shudian, 2006). back
It turns out that the new model size for haute couture is now Size 0.
"Whenever anyone says the word couture, I reach for my gun."
The word couture is synonymous with extravaganza and opulence and with just two shows a day, one can expect elaborate, larger than life sets and detailed work on the garments.
As the word couture exudes grandness, but the sets didn't reflect grandeur.