What Does Haute Couture Mean? 8 Things You Didn't Know About All Those Super Fancy Dresses

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You’ve seen all the runway shows, stalked all the Vogue articles, and started keeping a mental list of all the new trends you want to buy come fall. But... you're still not really sure what haute couture means exactly. How did we even get to this state of artistic extravagance? And what happens to those drool-worthy gowns? Don't fear, dear readers: All the answers to your burning high fashion questions are in this slideshow. Click on through.

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