One of my biggest pet peeves is misuse of the word couture. More specifically, I hate when celebrities misuse the word. The most technical definition of couture is the hand sewing of garments specifically for the measurements and desires of the client. There are only a select number of certified couture houses in the world. To all you celebrities: you are not one of them.
Exhibit A: Pamela Anderson’s new thigh high stockings line entitled Pamela Anderson Couture Collection. There are five different styles all about $40 and conveniently available at secretsinlace.com. Couture, I think not. They are beautifully designed thigh highs, if that’s even possible. However, other more suitable adjectives that come to mind include slutty, provocative, and in no way couture. But Pamela is not the only one to misuse the title. JWoww from MTV’s “Jersey Shore” has also debuted a line called Filthy Couture. Enough said; no bitching necessary.