Definition of couture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kuˈtjʊə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//kuˈtʊr//
[uncountable] (from French) The fashion world
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the design and production of expensive and fashionable clothes; these clothes a couture evening dress The House of Mattli is expanding from couture into ready-to-wear. see also haute couture See related entries: The fashion world Word Origin1920s: French, ‘sewing, dressmaking’.
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