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The House of Worth 1858-1954: The Birth of Haute Couture

Chantal Trubert-Tollu, Françoise Tétart-Vittu, Jean-Marie Martin-Hattemberg, Fabrice Olivieri ; foreword by Christian Lacroix ; text translated from the French by Barbara Mellor
Format
Book
Published
London : Thames & Hudson, 2017.
Language
Translated from the French
ISBN
9780500519431, 0500519439
Summary
"Arriving in Paris in 1845, at the age of twenty and with only a few francs in his pocket, 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. Organized chronologically and illustrated with striking ensembles, paintings, and documents sourced from both private family archives and the best fashion collections from museums around the world, The House of Worth is an inspiring tribute to the house that started it all"--
Description
335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-323) and index.
Technical Details
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