Haute Couture, meaning "high fashion" in French, refers to custom-fit, extremely high-quality, custom clothing. Designers of couture clothing pay specific attention to details, using time-consuming, hand-done techniques. Paris is one of the major cities in the world that produces true haute couture clothing. Many of these designs are featured in high fashion magazines, such as French Vogue, and are often worn by celebrities, but most everyday people wear a less specialized, less expensive type of clothing.
An image from French Vogue