Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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  • noun trend-setting fashions

Etymologies

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

[French : haute, feminine of haut, high, elegant + couture, sewing.]

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From French haute ("high, elegant") + couture ("sewing")

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