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House of Worth: The Birth of Haute Couture

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 9th 2018 by Thames Hudson (first published November 2nd 2017)
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Joanna
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An excellent overview of this amazing precursor of haute couture. The book may be a brick since every page is photo paper, but its collection of photographs of dresses from every era of design during the house’s existence is spectacular. I was inspired to buy this after reading a similar book on the House of Dior, and I was not disappointed.
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What a beautiful book.
Jec
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
absolutely stunning book....oh to be able to sew and create this type of clothing....a true gift
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I love the photos of all the different fashions, but I was not particularly interested in the history of the house of worth. I was more interested in all of fashion.
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