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French Fashion Terms Quiz 2010-04-15 06:50:22

Bonne Chance! Guess the French Fashion Term

Besides being a beautiful language, French has provided us with many fashion terms we use even in America. Haute couture, pret-a-porter, noir, gilet — ring a bell? Take our fun French fashion vocab quiz to test your smarts.

Bonne Chance! Guess the French Fashion Term


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mommie mommie 6 years
Fun quiz - and agree that Haute Couture is custom fitted clothes.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
12/13 - Finally, my minor in French has come in handy for something!
SofiaNolan SofiaNolan 6 years
ribbons ribbons ribbonsssss!!! I love ribbons!
blackdiamonds blackdiamonds 6 years
10/13! Not bad!! I <3 French. Thanks for the interesting quizz
neonbee neonbee 6 years
Haha, trop facile.
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 6 years
11/13. Pas mal!!
bronzebeauty719 bronzebeauty719 6 years
olivia yes Haute couture is related to expensive clothing but that is not its meaning a haute couture dress is custom fit for its recipient. i spent a week in france recently with a friend who is having a custom made wedding dress so we met and visited many designers (it was amazing) but what makes her wedding dress haute couture vs pret a porter is it is being custom fit to her wishes and body not the price (which is obviously a high one).
vinnie vinnie 6 years
11/13 - pretty good for a non-French-speaker.
Fashion Fashion 6 years
So so sorry about the confusion ladies. I had accidentally marked the wrong answer for haute couture. It's custom-fitted clothing! Xo.
oliviaobsessed oliviaobsessed 6 years
Sorry, you are incorrect about Haute couture which is French for "high sewing" or "high dressmaking"; pronounced [oːt kutyʁ] and refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish by the most experienced and capable seamstresses, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.
bronzebeauty719 bronzebeauty719 6 years
same as the above question #3 is rating the incorrect answer as correct. Question 3: Haute couture Your answer: Custom-fitted clothes Correct answer: Runway clothes Haute couture, which literally means high sewing, refers to custom-fitted clothes.
I love this Quiz! ♥
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 6 years
For Question 3, I answered that haute couture means custom-fitted clothes. It says I'm wrong and that the right answer is "runway clothes" but this is reasoning: "Haute couture, which literally means high sewing, refers to custom-fitted clothes." So am I right?
Retro-Bunny Retro-Bunny 6 years
Woo! 13/13! I feel like I cheated though... I'm French Canadian. >< By the way, the word "Pull" is actually not French. It's an English word, "pull-over", that was adopted by the French only recently.
else411 else411 6 years
I'm confused, on # 3 on what the true answer is based on the answer blurb . Haute couture is now considered run way fashion, but before fashion shows, I thought it meant shop made custom clothes. Question 3: Haute couture Your answer: Custom-fitted clothes Correct answer: Runway clothes Haute couture, which literally means high sewing, refers to custom-fitted clothes. thx
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