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What is Couture?

The word "couture" is simply the French term for "sewing".   Today we use the term when referring to pieces of clothing that are individually made by hand for the wearer.  Through a series of fittings using a muslin mock-up (or toile), the couturier fits and eventually finishes the final garment to fit only the wearer.  There are many hand-sewing techniques that can be used, and the choice of techniques is left to the couturier.

What is Haute Couture?

"Haute" is the French term for "high", so it technically means "high sewing".  The term is reserved for the highest level of exclusive custom clothing design, and is very expensive.  In fact, there are only 15 registered and recognized Haute Couture houses on the French Chamber of Industry's official list.  These include:

  • Chanel

  • Maurizio Galante

  • Atelier Gustavolins

  • Bouchra Jarrar

  • Alexis Mabille

  • Alexandre Vauthier

  • Frank Sorbier

  • Christian Dior

  • Jean Paul Gaultier

  • Stéphane Rolland

  • Givenchy

  • Adeline André

Christian Dior, 1951

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