une exigence érigée en luxe ultime

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10:24 Nov 17, 2006
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French term or phrase: une exigence érigée en luxe ultime
I'm having real trouble finding something that sounds right for this phrase... It's in an article talking about a designer who's just been appointed by a company to design a range of luxury accessories.

The context is as follows:
La créatrice se veut porte-parole engagée des précieux savoir-faire et des modèles pérennes des grandes maisons de luxe, ***** une exigence érigée en luxe ultime *******.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Alanguelaise
France
Local time: 10:12


Summary of answers provided
4ultimate luxury turned into a need/must-have/an essential
Carol Gullidge
3a claim founded in ultimate luxury
Bailatjones
3an essential component of ultimate luxury
blavatsky


  

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an essential component of ultimate luxury


Explanation:
another one might be

"a prerequisite for ultimate luxury"


blavatsky
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a claim founded in ultimate luxury


Explanation:
because this is a self-defined 'exigence' I wonder if 'claim' might not do the trick....

founded in sounds a bit funny to me when I read it closely... should be founded on but founded on ultimate luxury doesn't convey the same thing to my mind...

perhaps "a claim fashioned from ultimate luxury" which would even give you a bit of a pun...but this may be carrying the whole thing a big too far.



Bailatjones
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ultimate luxury turned into a need/must-have/an essential


Explanation:
A marketing ploy: to make you believe you simply can't do without something you never even knew existed before...

Carol Gullidge
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