modiste : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  someone who makes and sells hats
  • n  someone who makes or mends dresses

  • The foremost British man-modiste, Captain Edward Henry Molyneux was commissioned to create Princess Marina's wedding dress, but she had fun in Paris buying much of her .
  • In 1923, he married Miss Frances Beiger, modiste, who divorced .
  • The Parisian-born son of a modiste, Bohan broke into haute couture in 1945 as an assistant designer at Patou, left Patou in 1958 to work under Dior's Boy Wonder Chief Designer .
News & Articles

  • Eighth-grader aces ‘modiste’ to win News Spelling Bee
    In Andrew Erdman’s family of good spellers, he now holds bragging rights. With a correct spelling of “modiste,” the SS. Peter and Paul, Williamsville, eighth-grader on Sunday outlasted 21 others to win his first appearance in The Buffalo News Spelling Bee.
    March 10, 2014 - The Buffalo News

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