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
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 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
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