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seamstress
n 女裁縫師

45 seamstresses
at the House of Lesage
hunch
n 預感,直覺
v 使(背部)隆起,使成弓狀[(+up)]

hunched over wooden frames
feverishly
adv 狂熱地

feverlishly stitching sequines, rhinestones
and beads onto gossamer cloth.
stitch
n 針法,縫紉,一針,線跡,
【口】一件衣服,一點點,少量

v 縫;繡;編結[(+up)]

feverlishly stitching sequines, rhinestones
and beads onto gossamer cloth.
sequin
n (裝飾衣服的)圓形小金屬片

feverlishly stitching sequines, rhinestones
and beads onto gossamer cloth.
embroider
v 繡花,刺繡,渲染,潤飾

France's oldest embroiderer
rhinestone
n 萊茵石(一種假鑽石)

feverlishly stitching sequines, rhinestones
and beads onto gossamer cloth.
bead
n 有孔小珠,(一串)念珠;(一串)珠子項鍊[P],
汗珠;淚珠;露珠;水滴

v 使成串珠狀,用珠裝飾

feverlishly stitching sequines, rhinestones
and beads onto gossamer cloth.
gossamer
n 薄紗,蛛絲
adj 輕飄飄的,薄弱的

feverlishly stitching sequines, rhinestones
and beads onto gossamer cloth.
spin spun spun
n 旋轉,【口】(汽車等的)疾馳;兜風,
(飛機的)盤旋下降[C]

【口】(價值等的)暴跌,遽降
情緒低落;驚惶失措[S]

v (spin 的過去式和過去分詞)
紡,紗,(蠶,蜘蛛等)吐(絲),
作(繭),結(網), 紡紗

旋轉;暈眩,編造,虛構(故事等)

it seems spun from candied sugar
defy
v 對抗,藐視

Defying the official French
35-hour workweek
haute couture
n (法)高級女子時裝(業,店,設計師)

the spring haute couture shows
sumptuous
adj 奢侈的,豪華的,昂貴的

that transforms a designer's dress
into a sumptuous showpiece of luxury
ornamental
n 裝飾(品),觀賞植物
adj 裝飾的,美化的,修飾的

They make ornamental silk flowers,
curling the edges with heated tools
that look like lollipops.
petite
adj (法)嬌小的

The women are among
the treasured "petites mains"
(tiny hands).
curl
n 捲毛,捲髮,螺旋狀物,捲曲

v 捲曲,(煙)繚繞,藤蔓等)纏繞;
使捲起來[(+up)]

They make ornamental silk flowers,
curling the edges with heated tools
that look like lollipops.
peau de soie
n (法)雙面橫稜緞

They fashion peau de soie
everning sandals on custom lasts

and stitch straw for hats

and polish buttons shaped like
bows and plate them in gold.
lollipop
n 棒棒糖

They make ornamental silk flowers,
curling the edges with heated tools
that look like lollipops.
straw
n 稻草,麥稈[U],. 吸管[C],
沒有價值的東西[S]

They fashion peau de soie
everning sandals on custom lasts

and stitch straw for hats

and polish buttons shaped like
bows and plate them in gold.
astronomical
adj 天文的,天文學的,龐大的

That explains why
haute couture garments come with
astronomical price tags?
couture
n 女設計師,女式時裝業

That explains why
haute couture garments come with
astronomical price tags.
obsession
n 著迷,擺脫不了(的思想,情感),想著

Toil and training alone
do not account for
the obsession with perfection.
artisan
n 工匠,技工

A sense of cultural patrimony
also drives these artisans.
toil
n 辛苦,勞累,苦工,難事[S];
羅網,圈套;困境[P]

vi 苦幹,艱難地行進

Toil and training alone
do not account for
the obsession with perfection.
patrimony
n 繼承的事物(特徵,遺產),
教會的財產

A sense of cultural patrimony
also drives these artisans.
rigor
n 嚴格,苛刻

It corresponds to a certain
either of rigor and elegance
without vulgarity.
outfit
n 全套服裝,全套工具,全套用品[C];
裝備,配備[U];

v 裝備,配備;供給[(+with)]

They supply the fashion houses
still selling haue couture clothing

with the decoraive elements and
accessories that complete an outfit.
atelier
n (法)工作室,畫室

None of the ateliers
were willing to disclose

what they charge the fashion houses.
garment
n (一件)衣服[C],服裝,衣著[P]
vt 給...穿衣服[H]

The definition of haute couture
as much as the three fittings
required to custom-make a garment
for a wealthy client.
vulgarity
n 粗俗,下流話,粗野的動作

It corresponds to a certain
either of rigor and elegance
without vulgarity.
dapper
adj 整潔的,伶俐爽快的,短小精悍的

the dapper general director of
the 125-year-old establishment
showpiece
n 展示品,樣品

That transforms a designer's dress
into a sumptuous showpiece of luxury.
Agnelle
A family-owned couture glove maker

Today less than a handful still do.