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  Charles Frederick Worth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Frederick Worth (October 13, 1826 March 10, 1895), widely considered the Father of Haute Couture, was an English-born fashion designer of the 19th century.
Worth, by now a junior partner in the firm, urged his partners to expand into dressmaking, but they hesitated to risk their reputation in a business as low-class as dressmaking.
Worth found a wealthy Swede, Otto Bobergh, who was willing to bankroll the venture and opened the dressmaking establishment of Worth and Bobergh in 1858.
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 WORTH - LoveToKnow Article on WORTH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles was sent to London as an apprentice to Swan and Edgar, drapers.
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 Charles Frederick Worth - Wikipedia
Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895) is een Engelsman en grondlegger van de Franse haute couture.
Worth was de eerste modeontwerper die tot sterstatus uitgroeide, doordat hij zijn kledingstukken als kunstwerken signeerde.
Worth had als eerste een Engelse kniptechniek met de Franse pracht en praal gecombineerd.
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 All About Romance: Charles Frederick Worth, the father of haute couture
Charles Frederick Worth was born in England in 1825.
Worth knew that in order to become a success and to attract the patronage of wealthy clients, he had to become known in court circles.
Worth was a fashion tyrant and would not let a client leave until he was satisfied that her outfit was perfect.
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 Charles Frederick Worth - Wikipedia
Worth absolvierte zuerst in zwei angesehenen Londoner Kaufhäusern eine Lehre als Verkäufer von Stoffen, bevor er 1845 nach Paris auswanderte.
Worth fand als Finanzier jedoch einen wohlhabenden Schweden, Otto Bobergh, der bereit war, die Finanzierung eines Modehauses zu übernehmen.
Worth revolutionierte mit seiner Art der Kleiderproduktion die Modeindustrie; er war der erste Modeschöpfer, der mehr als Künstler denn als Handwerker verstanden wurde.
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 AllRefer.com - Charles Frederick Worth (Fashion, Biography) - Encyclopedia
He was the founder of the Maison Worth in Paris and London, the longest running fashion dynasty, and the arbiter of women's fashions for more than a century.
In 1954 the house was sold to Paquin, and Worth as a London wholesale house continued until the 1970s.
Parfums Worth, created in the 1900s is still in business.
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 History of Fashion Designer Charles Frederick Worth
Charles Frederick Worth was born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England in 1825 and from the age of 13 he worked in the dress goods firm of Swan and Edgar.
In 1960 Empress Eugenie appointed the House of Worth as the court dressmaker.
Worth is remembered for having set the standard for elegance in women's gowns for a period of nearly 100 years.
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 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Worth Charles Frederick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Worth, Charles Frederick (1825–1895), English couturier born in Bourne, Lincolnshire.
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 Je Reviens Couture BY WORTH
Worth was the first to use live models, as opposed to mannequins, to show his creations.
Among his famous clients were: Princess Pauline of Metternich, the Empress Eugénie of Montijo and numerous ladies of the royal court circles.
His patronage over the years to Europe's royalty and nobility gave Worth the opportunity to become a dictator of fashion and style - the epicentre of haute couture.
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 HistoryWired: A few of our favorite things
Charles Frederick Worth and The House of Worth-Maison Worth, a Paris couture house, was founded by expatriate Englishman Charles Frederick Worth in 1858.
Worth was born in 1835, the son of a Lincolnshire solicitor who abandoned his family in 1836.
By the end of his apprenticeship in 1845 at the age of 19, Worth had absorbed a love for fine fabric, a knowledge of art, and a desire to excel as a ladies' dressmaker--a field that was at that time almost exclusively female.
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 Charles Frederick Worth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles Frederick Worth (October 13, 1826 - March 10, 1895),widely considered the Father of Haute Couture, was an English -born fashion designer of the 19thcentury.
Worth, by now a junior partner in the firm, urged his partners to expand into dressmaking, but they hesitated to risk theirreputation in a business as low-class as dressmaking.
Worth found a wealthy Swede, Otto Bobergh, who was willing to bankrollthe venture and opened the dressmaking establishment of Worth and Bobergh in 1858.
www.therfcc.org /charles-frederick-worth-80725.html   (362 words)

  
 Fashion design - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
When he started his business, his customers could attach a name and a face to his designs once they learned that they were from the House of Worth, thus starting the tradition of having the designer of a large company is not only the creative head but the symbol of the brand as well.
After Worth, Paul Poiret started with a concept which is nowadays considered as general fashion design/ marketing and Haute Couture, and is also credited with starting the trend of removing the corset from female fashion.
Following in Worth's and Poiret's footsteps were: Patou,,, Chanel, Mainbocher, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, and Dior.
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 Wake House, Bourne, Lincolnshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A coveted blue plaque to commemorate Charles Worth's birth was erected on the front of Wake House in December 2002.
Charles Worth has been adjudged as falling into one or more of these categories and has been so honoured, the first such distinction for Bourne, and so perhaps the time has come to change the name of this building to Worth House which would be more in keeping with its history.
Memorabilia associated with the house and with Charles Worth are to be displayed in the Baxter Room, formerly the council chamber.
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 Charles Frederick Worth (1826–1895) and The House of Worth | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles Frederick Worth, the designer who dominated Parisian fashion in the latter half of the nineteenth century, was born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England, on October 13, 1825.
Worth's designs are notable for his use of lavish fabrics and trimmings, his incorporation of elements of historic dress, and his attention to fit.
The large number of surviving Worth garments in the permanent collection of The Costume Institute, as well as in other institutions in the United States, is testament to Worth's immense popularity among wealthy American patrons, as well as European royalty and aristocrats.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/wrth/hd_wrth.htm   (803 words)

  
 exclusive-life - Charles Frederick Worth
It wasn't a Frenchman but the Brit Charles Frederick Worth who is regarded as the founder of French "Haute Couture".
To be regarded as a haute couture fashion house, a fashion house must not only employ a minimum of 15 employees in its atelier, but it must also present at least 35 tailor-made models per season, therefore twice a year.
The silhouette of this evening gown in the form of an S from 1885 is still determined by the corset, however Worth flattened down the skirt at the front.
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 worth - definition by dict.die.net
Verse, -ward, Weird.] To be; to become; to betide; -- now used only in the phrases, woe worth the day, woe worth the man, etc., in which the verb is in the imperative, and the nouns day, man, etc., are in the dative.
He worth upon [got upon] his steed gray.
The principal which, drawing interest at a given rate, will amount to the given sum at the date on which this is to be paid; thus, interest being at 6%, the present value of $106 due one year hence is $100.
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 Charles Frederick --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles Frederick succeeded to the margravate of Baden-Durlach in 1746, and his reforms soon attracted attention throughout Germany and…
Sweden's soldier-king Charles XII was a brilliant strategist and a courageous fighter.
Dresses designed by Charles Frederick Worth in the late 1800s bore a tag indicating that the garment was an original creation of the designer.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9022603?tocId=9022603   (736 words)

  
 Sunday Times - South Africa's best selling newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The name of Charles Frederick Worth - which, in the 19th century, had the cult status enjoyed today by Chanel, Prada or Gucci - is being hand-stitched inside a new collection of corsetry and lingerie.
The corsets, each one based on the "under"-silhouette of an archive gown from Worth's heyday as the designer of sumptuous seduction to the rich, the royal and the raffish, will be available as de luxe ready-to-wear with a price tag of £1 000 (about R14 300).
The revival of Worth as a de luxe corsetry brand is the brainchild of Mounir Moufarrige, the fashion entrepreneur who hired Stella McCartney to reinvent the Chloe label.
www.suntimes.co.za /2003/01/26/lifestyle/life19.asp   (554 words)

  
 Elegant-Lifestyle.com: Clothing: Fashion: The Grand French Haute Couture Houses: The originator of Haute Couture - The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles Frederick Worth, the father of Haute Couture and the first modern couturier, founded the first haute couture house, House of Worth, in the middle years of the 19th century.
Worth was also appointed court couturier to Empress Eugénie and held a royal warrant.
Beyond his crinoline bubbles (reinforced petticoat), Charles Frederick Worth is credited with inventing the fashion show.
www.elegant-lifestyle.com /haute_couture_worth.htm   (401 words)

  
 Articles - Fashion design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Worth's success was such that he was able to dictate to his customers what they should wear, instead of following their lead as earlier dressmakers had done.
With his unprecedented success, his customers could attach a name and a face to his designs once they learned that they were from the House of Worth, thus starting the tradition of having the designer of a house be not only the creative head but the symbol of the brand as well.
Worth's former apprentice Paul Poiret opened his own fashion house in 1904, melding the styles of Art Nouveau and aestheic dress with Paris fashion.
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 Victorian Vintage Clothing: #1361 Worth silk visiting dress at Vintage Textile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles Frederick Worth, the father of modern couture, ran the House of Worth until his death in 1895.
The richness of a grand Worth gown is such an intense pleasure to contemplate, even on a lifeless manikin.
Charles Worth built his early reputation on the court dresses that he created for the Empress Eugénie, the Princess Metternich, and other royalty.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Worth Fashion Review Paper Dolls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
One of the dolls is Worth's wife (and first model), Marie Vernet, which was a lovely gesture.
Well before Charles Frederick died in 1895, it was Jean-Philippe who designed the bulk of the collections.
Charles Frederick Worth was one of the finest fashion designers of the 1800s.
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 Essays - Clients and Craftswomen
When the first couturier, Charles Frederick Worth, arrived in Paris from London in 1846, he found that the couture was already recognized as one of the decorative arts and was represented in the frequently held government-sponsored exhibitions.
Worth himself took first place for his white silk court train at the Exposition Universelle of 1855.
When Worth retired, his sons took over the business, in their turn contributing to the Exposition Universelle of 1900.
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 Cincinnati Art Museum: Virtual Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles Frederick Worth, considered to be the father of haute couture, was an artist, innovator, and genius.
At his Paris salon, the Maison Worth, he created garments for the wealthiest women in the world, including Eugénie, the Empress of France; Lillie Langtry, a well-known American actress; and Mrs.
The legacy of the "Age of Worth" is represented by 10 examples in the collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum; many were worn by Cincinnati women.
www.cincinnatiartmuseum.com /greatart/tour_costume.shtml   (2511 words)

  
 WORTH - Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
If your arguments produce no conviction, they are worth nothing to me.
To reign is worth ambition, though in hell.
As none but she, who in that court did dwell, Could know such worth, or worth describe so well.
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 Biography for: Charles Frederick Worth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles Frederick Worth was a fashion designer and founder of the House of Worth.
Worth originated the idea of haute couture design and was celebrated for his crinolined gowns during the Second Empire period in France.
He was patronised by the wealthy and famous of the day, led by Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III.
www.whistler.arts.gla.ac.uk /biog/Worth_1.htm   (93 words)

  
 Best Dressed
The House of Worth continued to dominate fashion in the 1880s, catering to a large international clientele who understood and coveted the cachet of a Worth gown.
With his name a household word, Charles Frederick Worth was known not only by those who could patronize his Paris maison--and pay the extravagant sums he charged--but also by those who bought the models he exported across the world.
Such was the fame of Worth that, with the new openness of Japan to Western culture, his gowns were even ordered for the empress herself.
www.philamuseum.org /exhibitions/exhibits/best/highlights/2.html   (195 words)

  
 Charles Frederick Worth Biography / Biography of Charles Frederick Worth Biography Biography
Charles Frederick Worth was the founder of Paris haute couture--high fashion.
Worth was born October 13, 1825, in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England.
While he was descended from several generations of attorneys and was raised to assume a life of affluence, his comfortable lifestyle was.....
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