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Worth: Father of Haute Couture Hardcover – 29 May 1980

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Elm Tree Bks.; 1st Edition edition (29 May 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241103045
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241103043
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,626,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the extraordinary story of a shop-assistant who became overnight dressmaker to Empress Eugenie of France, and the first world-wide fashion dictator.In the glittering Second Empire, the world of Offenbach and Strauss, (Charles Frederick) Worth attained the peak of international fame. By his skill, experiment and flair, dressmaking was elevated to an art, and the name of this new art was haute couture.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 July 2000
Format: Paperback
AS a direct descendant of Charles Frederick Worth, this book holds a special interst for me. but for anyone interested in fashion, it is a good account of one of fashion's most unrecognised pioneers.First and foremost,it is the account of a very interesting life, from his humble beginnings in Lincoln, England, to the height of his fame working in France, designing dresses for the creme de la creme of European society. But it is also a very rare acknowledgement of the very important impact C.F.Worth had on the fashion world. In his day, he was rated alongside the Cartiers and Diors, but the Worth name has subsequently been forgotten by most. This book is here to set things right!
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