In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
also haute couture
1alta costura feminine(collection/house) (before noun) de alta costura
- His collection brought a mythic feel to his couture creations.
- With a couture frock costing as much as a term's student loan, high fashion is a minority pursuit.
- I guess, I just find it strange still that people would starve themselves to fit into some impossible couture creation.
- The first one is the couture label, which translates some forms of traditional Indian techniques like batik, tie and dye, and vegetable dye prints into contemporary silhouettes.
- His clothes are neither ready-to-wear nor couture - they are startling constructions which can frighten people.
- If you have a taste for the couture side of sewing, try a Hong Kong finish on all raw edges.
- Prices for the couture run around $70 for shirts and up to $625 for leather jackets.
- Sliding open the room's closet, she pulled out a plastic-wrapped couture masterpiece.
- A survey of the couture collections and a peek at some of the spring ranges heading for high streets stores confirms that there will be a strong set of key looks for spring and summer.
- Knit, leather, denim and couture creations were paraded down the runway by the leggy models in the form of gowns, pantsuits and ensembles that displayed an array of splashy colors.
- Sandra's not your typical glamour girl in couture dresses.
- ‘They want an oasis of calm that is private and intimate,’ says the man who charges £1, 000 for a private couture cut in his central London home.
- Many tops were corset-like, or had a exterior bra on them perhaps the sign of smart, feminine couture?
- Hence my production has taken the form of everything from gallery installations to computer programs to couture dresses to CDs and books, all using the same language.
- For the bold and the beautiful of Los Angeles, architectural collections now rival couture wardrobes.
- The selection of textiles range from a fragment of printed cotton purchased at a flea market to Parisian couture gowns, African wall hangings and Turkish robes.
- This site is based on the concept of ‘tribes’ - groups with a shared, central interest, from couture clothing to cigars.
- They made an odd pair - he in his suits and ties and she in her twenty-something Old Navy couture, long skirts to cover her white skinny legs.
- We like any woman who can slip into a couture gown and kick her foot higher than her head.
- But the splendour of the details reflected the skill of the seamstresses who spend hundreds of hours on each made-to-measure couture creation.
- He is a beau, a French Mr Darcy, dressed in the latest designer couture and with his hair worn in the disordered chic of the style à la Titus.
- Instead, they focus on designing true couture clothing for their clients who have very active social lives, but also hold important professional day jobs and are fashion-forward in their thinking.
- She became a couture model in the 1950s before quitting to study archaeology at London University.
- They move among us, half-noticed and nameless, dressed in the discount off-the-rack couture of the South Asian sweatshops.
- Today, so we are led to believe, we can create our own fashion statements by buying across the spectrum from charity shops to couture houses.
- The reality is that any fashion, whether it is the latest couture gown or hair accessory like a scrunchie can work in the appropriate circumstances.
- I wish I had, but no, I get dressed in five minutes in whatever couture is lying around my bedroom - like today, even though I look stunning.
- Importantly, a variety of women sustained couture culture, not only as consumers but also as secondary designers, reinterpreting styles for their own bodies and lives.
- The French were all dripping in their finest couture, but Paris fashion was pretty dull in those days, to be honest.
- They were working in fashion and decided at the same time that the key element missing was the sexy underwear to go with couture.
- For almost four decades, seamstresses in this sprawling sweatshop churned out what was once the height of haut couture.
- It also didn't hurt that his couture leanings elevated the designs to new heights of cool and desirability.
- For those unfamiliar with the finer points of couture, silk jersey is not a shiny pullover.
- Also, it is tied to outdated models of brand-loyalty and presumes a familiarity with the work of couture houses.
- Social change was documented through the fashion pages, and '50s couture gave way to mini skirts and trouser suits, which in turn gave way to kaftans and kimonos.
- It is amazing how the simple button, tassel and Ottoman quilting was raised to the altar of couture art.
- That was the postwar fashion structure; couture was actually for older women who could afford to buy it, and a lot of it was too risqué for them - all that flesh in your face.
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