It does not, however, mean hawt, hot, sexy, whatever. People who use haute in place of those words are idiots who seriously need to read the REAL dictionary instead of urbandictionary.com.
...actually DOES have a meaning on its own, and doesn't have to be paired with "couture". It means "fashionably elegant" OR "high class" OR simply "fancy"...
Fashionably elegant: “In Washington, haute gastronomy is at least as important as the national economy”...
...please get it straight before calling someone else an idiot!
1. To excel at being fabulous in every appropriately trend-setting way possible, adapting to the ebb and flow of social consciousness and the popular status quo, enhancing ones natural beauty in the process.
2. a barometer of sensuality and fashion.
Also another expression used in the same way as hot; could also be used to describe erotic or semi-erotic situations (much like the word hot tends to do).
Oh my god, guys, wouldn't it be so haute if those two started holding hands? THEY'RE HOLDING HANDS IN MY MIND! LOOK GUYS LOOK!