2014年11月23日星期日

haute couture. preciosity, precious, cross-dressing

FT中文网实习生任禾音:法文Haute Couture不仅指高级定制,还有法律意义,需要被机构认证。在中国,高级定制没有门槛,谁都可以做。
The Cross-Dressing of Art and Couture
The bundling in “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, seems so excessive as to be unhealthy, or illegal, like 32-ounce sodas. Fear not.


What is extravagant in an inconsistent or an unpassionate way is not
Camp. Neither can anything be Camp that does not seem to spring from
an irrepressible, a virtually uncontrolled sensibility. Without
passion, one gets pseudo-Camp -- what is merely decorative, safe, in a
word, chic. On the barren edge of Camp lie a number of attractive
things: the sleek fantasies of Dali, the haute couture preciosity of
Albicocco's The Girl with the Golden Eyes. But the two things - Camp
and preciosity - must not be confused.



pre·ci·os·i·ty (prĕsh'ē-ŏs'ĭ-tē, prĕs'-) pronunciation

n., pl., -ties.
  1. Extreme meticulousness or overrefinement, as in language, taste, or style.
  2. An instance of extreme meticulousness or overrefinement.
[Middle English preciousite, preciousness, from Old French preciosite, from Latin pretiōsitās, from pretiōsus, precious, from pretium, price. See precious.]



couture


 音節cou • ture
発音
kuːtúər
レベル
社会人必須
[名]
1 [U]高級婦人服仕立て, ドレス・メーキング.
2 ((集合的))ファッションデザイナー.
3 (高級デザイナーの)(婦人)服. ⇒HAUTE COUTURE

haute couture


 音節
hàute cou • túre
発音
kuːtúər
[U]オートクチュール.
1 最新流行の高級仕立て婦人服.
2 ((集合的))(特に)パリの高級衣装メーカー[業界, 店].
[フランス語]

haute couture

Line breaks: haute cou|ture
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊt kʊˈtjʊə 
  
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Definition of haute couture in English:

NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
1.1The designing and making of haute coutureclothing:the champions of haute couture insist that it can be as visionary as any art forman elegant example of haute couture[AS MODIFIER]: an haute couture outfit

Origin

French, literally 'high dressmaking'.

cross-dress


 
音節
cróss-dréss
[動](自)異性用の衣服を着る.
cróss-dréss・er
[名]
cróss-dréss・ing
[名]