Many people believe the common misconception that haute couture simply means that a garment is handmade. While this is somewhat true, it’s a very vague. After all, I could knit a sweater and call it haute couture, which it most definitely is not.
So what’s Haute Couture?
The term “haute couture” is French. Haute means “high”. Couture literally means “sewing,” but has come to indicate the business of designing, creating, and selling custom-made, high fashion women’s clothes. This kind of clothes require hundreds hours of work, including elaborate embellishments and finishes. Fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.
There’s so much more to the term than simply hand-made, and these other details are what give items that are considered haute couture so much prestige in the eyes of fashion lovers.
Also, haute couture dresses and outfits are made to the measures of the client. Not only do women wearing this expensive costume look like the outfit has been made on them.
Having one of this high fashion dress specifically made for you ensures that the outfit you are wearing is absolutely unique. It also has the advantage that you normally avoid seeing anybody else in the same dress. Haute Couture is the elevated art form of international fashion design.
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