French term refering to the extravagant and often absurd and impractically unrealistic fashion pieces that designers create to demonstrate their unique style and inventiveness.

Proper pronunciation can be tricky; haute is somewhere between ought and oat, pronounced quickly so that the o is highly unrounded ("oh", if held long enough, ends up sounding like a /oo/). couture is pronounced ko'tur with a highly unrounded 'o', a 'u' that sounds almost like a german umlaut, and an 'r' made in a way similar to gargling.

Alternatively, you could pronounce it in a very American fashion as 'ought kuh-ter'.

See also: couture
You can find plenty of haute couture in Parisian shops.
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A word that Bert McCracken and Gerard Way can not pronounce.
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Fench for high sewing, refering to the quality of clothes. The term is ambigous. In some circles, it refers strictly to clothes manufactured in Paris, where use of the term is governed, but late in the last century it has been extended to include the produce of houses in other large cities around the world.
Haute couture is always to be pronounced in a french accent, to appease the needs of glitterati.

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a french word literally meaning High Culture...a.k.a. something that's "supposed" to be really fashionable.
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well made luxury sexy designer garments that make a statement when worn
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The act of playing poker while wearing Haute Couture Fashion.
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The act of leaving the poker table when you are up $50.00 leaving the others to lose their $$.
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