The House of Worth 1858-1954

The House of Worth 1858-1954

The Birth of Haute Couture

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Charles Frederick Worth would go on to build the most prominent, innovative, and successful fashion house of the century. He was inspired by a love of fine art, luxurious fabrics, and his vision of the female ideal, and was the first to set out to dictate new styles and silhouettes to his elite clientele? Not the other way around. He hosted them in his rue de la Paix salons, which included groundbreaking sportswear and maternity departments as well as silk, velvet, and brocade rooms, and a special salon with closed shutters and gas lighting designed to allow clients to try on ball gowns in lighting conditions precisely matched to those of the event at which they would be worn.
Publisher: London :, Thames & Hudson,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780500519431
0500519439
Characteristics: 335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm

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