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


haute couture

BrE BrE//ˌəʊt kuˈtjʊə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊt kuˈtʊr//
[uncountable] (from French) The fashion world
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the business of making fashionable and expensive clothes for women; the clothes made in this business the world of haute couture See related entries: The fashion world Word OriginFrench, literally ‘high dressmaking’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: haute couture