(1) they were dressed in size eight printed-silk couture(2) The first one is the couture label, which translates some forms of traditional Indian techniques like batik, tie and dye, and vegetable dye prints into contemporary silhouettes.(3) It is amazing how the simple button, tassel and Ottoman quilting was raised to the altar of couture art.(4) His clothes are neither ready-to-wear nor couture - they are startling constructions which can frighten people.(5) That was the postwar fashion structure; couture was actually for older women who could afford to buy it, and a lot of it was too risquÔö£┬« for them - all that flesh in your face.(6) The selection of textiles range from a fragment of printed cotton purchased at a flea market to Parisian couture gowns, African wall hangings and Turkish robes.(7) They move among us, half-noticed and nameless, dressed in the discount off-the-rack couture of the South Asian sweatshops.(8) Instead, they focus on designing true couture clothing for their clients who have very active social lives, but also hold important professional day jobs and are fashion-forward in their thinking.(9) It also didn't hurt that his couture leanings elevated the designs to new heights of cool and desirability.(10) Knit, leather, denim and couture creations were paraded down the runway by the leggy models in the form of gowns, pantsuits and ensembles that displayed an array of splashy colors.(11) London couture houses(12) Many tops were corset-like, or had a exterior bra on them perhaps the sign of smart, feminine couture ?(13) Also, it is tied to outdated models of brand-loyalty and presumes a familiarity with the work of couture houses.(14) The reality is that any fashion, whether it is the latest couture gown or hair accessory like a scrunchie can work in the appropriate circumstances.(15) Social change was documented through the fashion pages, and '50s couture gave way to mini skirts and trouser suits, which in turn gave way to kaftans and kimonos.(16) She became a couture model in the 1950s before quitting to study archaeology at London University.