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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The leading establishments or designers for the creation of exclusive fashions.
  • n. The creation of exclusive fashions.
  • n. The fashions created.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A common term for high fashion as produced in Paris and imitated in other fashion capitals such as New York, London, and Milan.
  • n. The fashion houses or fashion designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashions
  • n. Any unique stylish design made to order for wealthy and high-status clients.
  • n. French fashion

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. trend-setting fashions

Etymologies

French : haute, feminine of haut, high, elegant + couture, sewing.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French haute ("high, elegant") + couture ("sewing") (Wiktionary)

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