Definition of prêt-à-porter in English:

prêt-à-porter

Syllabification: prêt-à-por·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌpret ä pôrˈtā
 
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adjective

  • (Of designer clothes) sold ready-to-wear as opposed to made to measure.
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    • However, unlike haute couture, prêt-à-porter clothing isn't one of a kind.
    • Inaccessible to many so far, designer wear makes an entry into the mainstream with wearable and affordable prêt-à-porter garments.
    • The Italian prêt-à-porter collections unite aspects of the spectacular and the pragmatic demonstrated in more extreme terms on the runways of London, Paris, New York.

noun

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  • Designer clothes sold ready-to-wear.
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    • Barbie and prêt-à-porter arrived on the scene simultaneously.
    • Already a collaborator with the Genny group, the Gilmar group, Maska and Mariella Burani, Alessandro has been producing his own women's prêt-à-porter (produced by Belle Maille di Carpi) for several years now.
    • A change of guards in Italian Fashion Maisons: Nicola Trussardi has called twenty-six-year-old Parisian Nicolas Ghesquiere to design women's prêt-à-porter and the collection for the USA.

Origin

French, literally 'ready to wear'.

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