haute couture means: Haute Couture, a term that is often misunderstood, actually follows very strict rules. Haute means very high, and couture can be translated as French dressmaking. This is a garment that was created for one client only. Charles Frederick Worth, an Englishman from the 19th century is known as the founder of Haute Couture. Members are chosen by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture today. Members must create custom-made clothes for clients and use an atelier that has at least 15 full-time employees to qualify them as an official Haute Couture House. A minimum of twenty technical staff must be employed in their workshop. Haute Couture houses are required to present at least 50 unique designs, both for day wear and evening wear, every season in January and July. (in Fashion Dictionary)

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These are the top designers and establishments for creating exclusive fashions. (in Merlin Dictionary)

Creation of unique fashions. (in Merlin Dictionary)

Fashions were created. (in Merlin Dictionary)