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This word is the opposite of "haute couture," or "high fashion." Basse couture fashion represents the glorification of the common and cheap, instead of the rare and expensive. "Basse couture" is a term that can especially apply to hipsters.
-- These english and rhetoric majors are so fashionable they almost look homeless.
-- Yeah, basse couture.
by D-Dubster November 10, 2009
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