CHARLES FREDERICK WORTH, British Designer (1826-1895). Widely considered the Father of Haute couture, whose works were produced in Paris in the 19th century.

Remembering the Father of Haute Couture

CHARLES FREDERICK WORTH, British Designer (1826-1895). Widely considered the Father of Haute couture, whose works were produced in Paris in the 19th century.

Mrs. Fairchild's Worth Gown  Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880.

Mrs. Fairchild's Worth Gown Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880.

Bottle-green brocaded satin gown, Charles Frederick Worth, circa 1890-93 love the black embroidered feather

Bottle-green brocaded satin gown, Charles Frederick Worth, circa 1890-93 love the black embroidered feather

Afternoon Dress, Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris) for the House of Worth (French, 1858–1956): 1889, French, silk, metal.

Afternoon Dress, Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris) for the House of Worth (French, 1858–1956): 1889, French, silk, metal.

A fine and important Charles Frederick Worth ball gown, 1888, Kerry Taylor Auctions. Provenance: Originally worn by Clara Luz Romero Vargas who was the wife of the Mexican Ambassador to Germany to attend the Coronation of Kaiser Wilhelm in 1888. See: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1509278

A fine and important Charles Frederick Worth ball gown, 1888, Kerry Taylor Auctions. Provenance: Originally worn by Clara Luz Romero Vargas who was the wife of the Mexican Ambassador to Germany to attend the Coronation of Kaiser Wilhelm in 1888. See: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1509278

Reception or dinner dress, Charles Frederick Worth, circa 1883. Silk damask, satin, and plain weave (taffeta), trimmed with glass beads and metallic yarn gimp, with silk fringe and machine-made lace.

Reception or dinner dress, Charles Frederick Worth, circa 1883. Silk damask, satin, and plain weave (taffeta), trimmed with glass beads and metallic yarn gimp, with silk fringe and machine-made lace.

Charles Frederick Worth In Paris he became the most important influence on this industry, mostly from his enormous capacity to create an aurora around an empire spanning three generations, and because of his unequalled brilliance in designing. His client’s were the rich and famous ladies from Europe, America and even further afield.

Charles Frederick Worth In Paris he became the most important influence on this industry, mostly from his enormous capacity to create an aurora around an empire spanning three generations, and because of his unequalled brilliance in designing. His client’s were the rich and famous ladies from Europe, America and even further afield.

Dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna, by Charles Frederick Worth's Firm, Paris, 1890s, at the State Hermitage Museum. Velvet, silk and metal thread, moiré ribbon.

Dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna, by Charles Frederick Worth's Firm, Paris, 1890s, at the State Hermitage Museum. Velvet, silk and metal thread, moiré ribbon.

Charles Frederick Worth Visite Paris, c. 1885 ‘Off-white silk faille; braid trimming with wooden bead wrapped by silk threads. A visite was a woman’s cape-like outdoor garment, worn in the latter half of the nineteeth century.’ From the book Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute - A History from the 18th to the 20th Century by Akiko Fukai

Charles Frederick Worth Visite Paris, c. 1885 ‘Off-white silk faille; braid trimming with wooden bead wrapped by silk threads. A visite was a woman’s cape-like outdoor garment, worn in the latter half of the nineteeth century.’ From the book Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute - A History from the 18th to the 20th Century by Akiko Fukai

Dress of Empress Maria Feodorovna.  Charles Frederick Worth Fashion House, Paris, France. 1890s.  © The State Hermitage Museum

Dress of Empress Maria Feodorovna. Charles Frederick Worth Fashion House, Paris, France. 1890s. © The State Hermitage Museum

Purple silk brocade evening gown by Charles Worth, circa 1872. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.

Purple silk brocade evening gown by Charles Worth, circa 1872. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.

Mondorosa. Charles Frederick Worth, l'inglese che inventò l'haute couture francese, tra stile e innovazione

Mondorosa. Charles Frederick Worth, l'inglese che inventò l'haute couture francese, tra stile e innovazione

1920s gown by Charles Frederick Worth. In this period of time the demand for luxury goods, including textiles and fashionable dress, reached levels that had not been seen since before the French Revolution

1920s gown by Charles Frederick Worth. In this period of time the demand for luxury goods, including textiles and fashionable dress, reached levels that had not been seen since before the French Revolution

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