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L’Histoire de Mode~ “The Father of Haute Couture” pt. II

Much of his work is associated with the movement to

redefine the female fashionable shape, removing

excessive ruffles and frills and using rich fabrics in

simple but flattering outlines.He is credited as the first

designer to put labels onto the clothing he manufactured.

Worth gave his customers luxurious materials and

meticulous fit. Rather than let the customer dictate

the design, as had previously been dressmaking practice,

four times a year he displayed model dresses at fashion

shows. His patronesses would pick a model, which

would then be sewn in fabrics of their choice and

tailored to their figure. Worth became so popular

that he had to turn customers away. He was the

first courturier and considered more of an artist

than an aritsan. Worth and Bobergh shut down

during the Franco-Prussian War and re-opened

in 1871, without Bobergh, as the House of Worth.

He left the business to his sons, one, Gaston, of whom is

the Founder of Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.

The House of  Worth eventually closed in 1956 after

taken over by Jeanne Paquin.

His Work:

Edwardian Period

Charles Worth 1898

Charles Worth 1861

Dress for Maria Fyodorovna, 1880-1890, satin, silk

House of Worth, Silk English Dress 1886

Worth is also the creator of the Bustle

House of  Worth also had a

successful line of make-up

and perfumes, some

can be found


2 responses

  1. Madelaine Adam

    I LOOOOOVE Charles Worth! I wish I could wear stuff like that! Awesome page chris 🙂 You are amazing 🙂

    January 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    • Thanks! Send this out to whomever you know & it will be much appreciated! Also the jewelry & clothes will be on sale soon. Only through the blog. 🙂

      January 25, 2011 at 11:48 pm

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