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  • The term Haute Couture (French for high or elegant sewing) is currently used to describe high fashioned women's clothing. Incidentally, a business cannot legally call itself a haute couture house unless belongs to the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris. The business also has to have at least 15 employees and present at least 35 separate outfits for day and evening wear at each of two annual showings.
  • There are only 10 Houses in the world that are indeed licenced to use the term Haute Couture.
  • The French term "Haute Couture", translated to English means "HIGH FASHION. To illustrate, lets assume that you have LOADS of money and have decided you want to spend some of it on a haute couture item that is exclusively YOU. Your first step would be to contact a designer and confer with him or her on your requirements. When your requirements are understood completely, the designer will create a "TOILE" or 'sample item', using your exact measurements. Frequently, haute couture customers will serve as live models. If the finished garment is to be a flowing or draping item, the TOILE will be made of muslin. For structured items such as suits, the TOILE will be made of linen canvas. Once you and the designer are in absolute agreement, the actual garment will be made in your choice of color, fabric, etc.......
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