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English definition of “couture”

couture

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