Fashion is a hard word to describe, but it generally refers to clothing and clothing trends. When people think about fashion, they generally think about high fashion– items of clothing that are unique, trend setting, and not readily available. High fashion clothing can often be seen on the red carpet being worn by celebrities. Custom, one-of-a-kind high fashion garments are referred to as haute couture. To be couture, a fashion house must be a member of the Syndical Chamber of Haute Couture of Paris, an honour that only 16fashion houses currently have.