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couture

noun [U] uk   /kuːˈtjʊər/ us    /-ˈtʊr/ (also haute couture)
the designing, making, and selling of expensive fashionable clothing, or the clothes themselves: a couture show/collection/house
couturier
noun [C] uk   /kuːˈtjʊə.ri.eɪ/ us    /-ˈtʊr.i-/
In 1960 Pierre Cardin became the first couturier to design men's clothes.
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