Thursday, June 9, 2011

What Is "Haute Couture"?

Schiaparelli, c1938
 The word "couture" gets tossed around a lot these days, and its overuse has watered down the meaning of haute couture. In French, couture simply means "sewing" or "dressmaking," but in English parlance couture is an abbreviation for haute couture, which translates to "high sewing" (or more commonly "high fashion.")

Read more here (Goldstein Museum of Design)...

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