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As required by the fashion of the times. A hip requirement. When something achieves "the new black" status.
By simply poking my head into any of the nearby hipster bars, the frequency of pointy toed cow-girl boots firmly cements their status: de rigueur trendy footwear du jour.
by Tom Cerveaux September 23, 2006
Something that is required by current fashion or custom.
Is this hat de rigueur or passe?
by JayD April 16, 2006