During his five-decade-long career, Charles Frederick Worth (18251895) created many breathtaking models that forever changed the history of fashion. And hand on heart, smokes, many of them we would probably still enjoy today.
The father of high netting, an English design by Charles Frederick Worth
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Although Worth was born in England into a family of the first born, who later went bankrupt and left his wife and children, his life is bound up with Pa. At the age of only twelve, his parents sent him to London to work as a salesman in two prestigious textile department stores. In 1846, he moved to the city over the Seine for work.
Not only that, he met his future wife, Maria Vernetová, in this luxury department store, Gagelin-Opigez & Cie, where he sold silk and cameras. This is how he first started his design career here, when the owner allowed him to open a department, where ready-made clothes were sold, and the offered clothes were sold as well.
Worth, who had only recently turned 20, took up the work of a designer. Dane had such wild impulses that his enthusiasm had to be tamed at first. The perishable bags were put on. The models, based on his original designs, were presented to the public even at the World Congress in 1851 in London and three years later in Pai, where they won 1st place.
For this 1885 coat, Worth was inspired by the country style, which is reflected in the vivace and ivette imitating a simple cotton coil.
Shortly after, Worth, with the help of his long-time partner Otto Gustaf Bobergh, was able to afford to open his own boutique on the Rue de la Paix in Paris. He named it, rather prosaically, Worth & Bobergh. The co-worker of both mums has been working for a tinct years. Then Bobergh moved into the countryside and the company acquired its famous name: Maison Worth.
Lover of tickles and lover of novelty
On the Rue de la Paix, for Worth, not only the ladybugs, but also the tickles have run out. The meeting with Princess Pauline von Metternich was a fateful proposal for the young man. The prom dresses made of pink tulle with a rich vivarium with hearts and flowers that he created for her impressed the French fashion designer Evenia so much that she managed to schedule meetings with the designer immediately.
It took place the next day. Pauline later commented on the event in her memoirs: And so Worth was successful and I was lost. That’s why the price at u was never 300 francs like two. et for his last order reveals that she spent 2247 francs for him.
The Evenie magazine was a famous swindler, and its newest model was almost entirely new columns in the press. The rumor about the talented draft therefore spread quickly, and Charles Frederick Worth became the cream of the crop. Even the Austro-Hungarian princess Albta, nicknamed Sissi, had a few moments with him.
Worth’s most famous client was the Austro-Hungarian princess Albta, nicknamed Sissi. Among other things, he created a Hungarian crowned shield for her.
However, by far the most he was occupied (and thus carved out) by the courtesan Evenie, who was constantly in contact with him and ordered more and more toilets. Just to illustrate, for the ceremonial opening of the Suez Canal, she spent exactly 250 at!
Worth’s staff had to constantly prepare to cover all the orders. In its heyday, it employed 1,200 workers, even so it had to turn down some orders.
Houses traveled to him from all corners of Europe and later the United States. They visited him personally in his palm, which was so unheard of at that time. The two owners of the salons went to their clients’ homes and often only one test had to be done.
Worth also introduced other innovations. His creations were first worn by models. One of them was his wife Marie, who is therefore known as the first professional model. Worth thus stands for the tradition of two new collections of ron, which it continues to this day. As the very first design, he added the name of his company to the model.
He delivered his work in English design to the Russian Tsar’s court. aty from 1888
With his influence, women’s clothing became sometimes not practical, then at least wearable. Irok circled crinolines, in which houses could only sit and walk through the doors, he lived and stretched backwards, later he gave them up completely. He thus introduced a new, short type of skirt for daily wear and movement activities. In the free time, it caused a crash, or only reached (!) to the ankles, and not to the ground.
Worth’s shoes were made with extraordinary precision, from the most luxurious materials and only the best quilts. In this way, he earned the nickname Father of haute couture in the world, i.e. high fashion.
In some of the creations of the fashion house Worth, the wearer would be seen at the ball even today. This one from 1895 is signed by Jean-Philippe, son of founder Charles Frederick Worth.
his two sons Gaston-Lucien and Jean-Philippe took over the business after his father, who succumbed to pneumonia in 1895. Both of them raised his profile, both artistically and entrepreneurially.
However, as time went by, competition grew for the house of Worth, and the times when it was a ready-made business vision were there. The belt was worn by the mole when Worth’s great-grandson Roger retired in 1952. London peila and until the 70s of the 20th century.