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

 

couture

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noun
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 Origin 1920s: French, ‘sewing, dressmaking’.
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