haute couture

noun /əʊt kuːˈtjʊə/
a) A common term for high fashion as produced in Paris and imitated in other fashion capitals such as New York, London, and Milan.
b) The fashion houses or fashion designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashions
Syn: high style, high fashion, exclusive fashion, trend-setting fashion

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  • Haute couture — (French for high sewing or high dressmaking ; pronounced|oːt kuˈty) refers to the creation of exclusive custom fitted fashions. It originally referred to Englishman Charles Frederick Worth s work, produced in Paris in the mid nineteenth century.… …   Wikipedia

  • Haute-couture — Boutique de joaillerie Chanel, place Vendôme à Paris La haute couture est le secteur professionnel dans lequel exercent les créateurs de vêtements de luxe. Aujourd hui, elle s organise autour de maisons de haute couture, des enseignes pour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Haute Couture — Boutique de joaillerie Chanel, place Vendôme à Paris La haute couture est le secteur professionnel dans lequel exercent les créateurs de vêtements de luxe. Aujourd hui, elle s organise autour de maisons de haute couture, des enseignes pour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Haute Couture — Haute Cou|ture 〈[o:t kuty:r] f.; ; unz.〉 vollendete Schneiderkunst, das schöpferische Modeschaffen, bes. in Paris ● ein Modell der Haute Couture [frz., eigtl. „hohe Schneiderkunst“] * * * Haute Cou|ture [(h)o:tku ty:ɐ̯ ], die; [frz., zu: haut =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • haute couture — UK US noun [U] ► COMMERCE, MARKETING expensive high quality clothes of original design, especially for women, or the business of designing and making these clothes: »Haute couture clothing is marked by superior craftsmanship and is usually made… …   Financial and business terms

  • Haute Couture — Haute Cou|ture [(h)o:tku ty:ɐ̯] die; <aus gleichbed. fr. haute couture, vgl. ↑Couture> Schneiderkunst, die für die elegante Mode tonangebend ist (bes. in Paris u. Rom) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • haute-couture — /fr. ˌotkuˈtyr/ [vc. fr., letteralmente «alta (haute) moda (couture, propriamente «cucitura»)»] loc. sost. f. inv. alta moda □ sartoria …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Haute couture — ● Haute couture ensemble des maisons de couture parisiennes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • haute couture — ► NOUN ▪ the designing and making of high quality clothes by leading fashion houses. ORIGIN French, high dressmaking …   English terms dictionary

  • haute couture — [ōt΄ko͞o toor′] n. [Fr, lit., high sewing] 1. the leading designers and creators of new fashions in clothing for women, collectively 2. the clothing created by them …   English World dictionary

  • Haute Couture — Pierre Balmain richtet etwas am Kleid von Ruth Ford, 1947, Fotografie von Carl van Vechten Als Haute Couture [ot kuˈtyːʁ] (französisch für „gehobene Schneiderei“) werden – im Gegensatz zur spätestens in den 1950er Jahren etablierten Prêt à porter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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