Charles Frederick Worth


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French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture

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Charles Frederick Worth, who created the first couture house, was a contemporary of Charles Dickens.
Having worked in Paris for the world's first ever couturier, Charles Frederick Worth, before her marriage to Zandra's truck driver father, she set up her own shop, Beatrice Modes, in Chatham and lectured at Medway College of Art.
I was shown a life-sized photo-portrait of his mother in pre-Titanic days at Baden-Baden, wearing what might have been a Charles Frederick Worth gown.
The gown, with a 23-inch waist and a 10 1/2-foot detachable train, was designed by the world's first couturier, Charles Frederick Worth.
Although he wrote that Martin and Koda "didn't really have to invoke a list of heroic modernists - from Manet and Degas to Seurat and the Cubists-to clear themselves of suspicion that an exhibition like this one is a gala-driven exercise to gratify well-heeled donors," Schama does something analogous in championing the classic turn-of-the-century creations of Charles Frederick Worth and Paul Poiret (the designer responsible for, in his words, the "current exhibition's showstopper - the 'Sorbet' dress, of 1913") while proving himself much less sanguine about Versace's 1995 nacreous polyvinyl chloride and clear vinyl evening gown for Madonna which he calls an example of "the ultimate folly of couture's painful mismatch of popular and high culture.