Historical Fashion ~ House of Worth
Charles Frederick Worth (1826-1895), widely considered the Father of Haute Couture, was an English fashion designer of the 19th century, whose works were produced in Paris. He worked at several prosperous London drapery shops before moving to Paris in 1846. He was hired by Gagelin and Opigez, well-known Parisian drapers. While working in their shop, he married one of the firm's models, Marie Vernet. Marie would model shawls and bonnets for prospective customers. Worth made a few simple dresses for his wife and customers started to ask for copies of the dresses as well. Many of his customers travelled to Paris from other countries, coming from as far away as New York and Boston. Much of his work is associated with the movement to redefine the female fashionable shape, removing excessive ruffles and frills and using rich fabrics in simple but flattering outlines.He is credited as the first designer to put labels onto the clothing he manufactured. Worth gave his customers luxurious materials and meticulous fit. Rather than let the customer dictate the design, as had previously been dressmaking practice, four times a year he displayed model dresses at fashion shows. His patronesses would pick a model, which would then be sewn in fabrics of their choice and tailored to their figure. He completely revolutionised the business of dressmaking. His sons, Gaston-Lucien (1853–1924) and Jean-Philippe (1856–1926), took over their father's business following his death in 1895 and succeeded in maintaining his high standards. The great fashion dynasty finally came to an end in 1952 when Charles Frederick Worth's great-grandson, Jean-Charles (1881–1962), retired from the family business.
Historical Fashion ~ House of Worth
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Muff and cape with Worth skirt, 1890’s
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Ermine muff and cape, by Belkin, shown with Worth skirt, 1900s, collection of Alexandre Vassiliev. From the "Fashion in the mirror of history: XIX - XX centuries" exhibition at the Museum of History of Moscow. Via Fashion Blog.
Ermine cape and muff over House of Worth dress, 1890s
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Circa 1877 Reception gown by Worth at Cincinnati Art Museum via AEQAI.
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19th century Charles Worth couture gown I would wear this.
Fripperies and Fobs ~ great blog featuring beautiful antique gowns, fab vintage frocks, and amazing costumes.
Worth reception dress, 1877-78 From the Cincinnati Art Museum... - Fripperies and Fobs
Tea gown, Worth, 1895. Blue cut velvet on a green satin ground, green silk taffeta lining.
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Retro Rack: French Outfits: Green Day Dress Variation // Tea Dress by Charles F Worth circa 1895
A gown from the Emerald City?? Worth Tea Gown - c. 1895 - House of Worth - Silk dress with a green satin underlay, featuring midnight blue satin designs. Silk green taffeta lining - Collection Musée Galliera - @~ Mlle
Charles Frederick Worth tea gown dress circa from Paris, France 1895. Iridescent effects rich damask and velvet fabric created by artisans in Lyon, in 18 century, in vogue at the time. The Tea Gown is very personal taste of the designer, as it's bring Neo Renaissance and Oriental in the period of 1899-1900. Green satin silk background patterns and cut midnight blue velvet, lined with green silk taffeta. #Haute #Couture #Hautecouture #Fashion House of Worth.
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Evening Dress, House of Worth, 1880's, French, Made of satin, tulle, taffeta, and lace
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WORTH TRAINED and BEADED SATIN BUSTLE DRESS, 1880s. 2-piece sapphire blue silk, boned bodice covered in black tulle studded with beads and sequins, short puffed sleeve, ruched and pleated waistband, skirt having studded front insert flanked by beaded border with Van Dyke points, matching decoration to tulle hemband, taffeta underskirt with pleated net and lace hem ruffle. Woven Petersham label. Front
Evening Dress, House of Worth, 1880s, French, Made of satin, tulle, taffeta, and lace
Dress, House of Worth, 1870, French, Made of silk and lace
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Evening Dress. 1870. By House of Worth.
Woman's dress | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Afternoon Dress, House of Worth, 1880, French, Made of silk, satin, and velvet
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Afternoon dress in two parts French (Paris), about 1880 Designed by Charles Frederick Worth, English (active in France), about 1825–1895 For House of Worth, Paris, France Dimensions Center back (bodice): 59.1 cm (23 1/4 in.) Center back (skirt): 113 cm (44 1/2 in.) Medium or Technique Silk plain weave (faille), silk satin, and silk cut and uncut velvet, trimmed with silk plain weave (chiffon) and silk fringe
Woman's dress, 1880 House of Worth Museum of Fine Arts, Boston #1880s #victorian
Afternoon dress by Charles Frederick Worth (French, 1825–1895) for the House of Worth (French, 1858–1956), ca. 1880. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Historical Clothing 1800s | Afternoon dress by House of Worth, ca 1880 France (Paris), MFA Boston
Woman's evening coat (front view) | France, 1910-1920 | Designed by Jean-Charles Worth (French, 1881-1962) for House of Worth | Coral pink velvet evening coat with cream silk satin collar and cuffs, coral pink silk satin lining. Loose kimono shape gathered in back and secured with pink corded velvet rosette; rosette also at front opening | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Evening Coat, House of Worth, 1910-20, French, Made of silk velvet, and silk satin
Coral Pink, 1910 S, House Of Worth, Silk Satin, Metropolitan Museum, 1910 20, 1910S, France Paris, Coats
omgthatdress: Coat Jean-Philippe Worth, 1910s The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1910s Evening coat by House of Worth, France (Paris), via MFA Boston.
Early 1910s Coral pink velvet evening coat with cream silk satin collar and cuffs, coral pink silk satin lining. Loose kimono shape gathered in back and secured with pink corded velvet rosette; rosette also at front opening.
Woman's evening coat
Evening Dress, House of Worth, 1880, French, Made of bengaline and tulle
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Dress, ca. 1880 House of Worth Museum of Fine Arts, Boston #1880s #victorian
Dress, House of Worth 1877, French, Made of silk and velvet
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Dress in three parts, 1877, by House of Worth. Silk; Purple velvet. ACCESSION NUMBER 50.3403b. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.
Dress Charles Fredrick Worth, 1877 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Day dress (costume?), Worth, ca. 1890; MFA 50.3403a-c
Evening Dress, 1885-90, House of Worth, French, Made of silk and chiffon
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Evening Dress 1880s france
Evening Dress Made Of Figured Silk With Lavender Satin Tulip Against Lavender Ribbed Silk Cloth Ground With White Daisies, Bodice With Deep Point Center Front And Back, Short Puffed Sleeves, Folds Of Beaded Chiffon At Neck And Waist And Inserted In Sleeves, Underskirt Trimmed With Center Beaded Panel And Flounce Of Beaded Chiffon (Worn By Mrs. John Quincy Adams) - Made By The House Of Worth - Paris, France c.1885-1890 - Museum Of Fine Arts Boston
1885 90 http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/evening-dress-in-two-parts-459439
Evening dress | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mourning Dress, House of Worth, 1896, French, Made of silk and velvet
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Woman’s dress in two parts 1896 Designed by Jean-Philippe Worth, For House of Worth,
House of Worth evening dress ca. 1896 that may or may not be for mourning, as it has all the simplicity of a mourning dress, but it’s a ball dress and ladies in mourning did not go to balls via The Boston Museum of Fine Arts I reblogged this just for the description.
Evening gown, Worth, 1896; MFA 2000.958.1-2
Jean-Philippe Worth, Woman’s Midnight-blue/black velvet dress, 1896. MFA.
Woman’s dress | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Evening Dress, House of Worth 1915, American, Made of satin~~~Black charmeuse satin trimmed with beads, black velvet, and white net, from the House of Worth in Paris. The first lady wore the dress in 1915 for a private dinner party at the White House. Worn by First Lady Edith Wilson.
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Edith Wilson’s Evening Dress by national museum of american history, Black charmeuse satin trimmed with beads, black velvet, and white net, from the House of Worth in Paris. The first lady wore the dress in 1915 for a private dinner party at the White House.
Edith Wilson's inaugural gown, House of Worth, 1915.
Reception gown Charles Worth c. 1878 Worth was the first fashion designer to elevate his position from that of mere dressmaker to artist. To reinforce this conception of himself, Worth often wore an artists smock and beret when meeting with clients. Like any artist, Worth "signed" his garments by including an inner label bearing his name.
Reception Gown, House of Worth 1878, French, Made of silk, velvet, and lace
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1878, France Reception gown by the Charles Frederick Worth FIDM Museum
A sumptuous reception dress with jet beads and lace by Charles Worth
Gorgeous Victorian fashion: black and yellow, lots of lace.
c. 1878 Reception gown , Charles Worth
Evening Dress, House of Worth 1885, French, Made of silk
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House of Worth: Charles Frederick Worth silk brocade ball gown plus matching day bodice, c.1885. Label: "C. Worth/Paris" in petersham.
Evening Dress Charles Fredrick Worth, 1885 The Arizona Costume Institute
Silk evening gown by Charles Frederick Worth (French, 1825–1895) for the House of Worth (French, 1858–1956), ca. 1885. Arizona Costume Institute
Evening Dress by Charles Fredrick Worth, House of Worth 1885
Ball Gown, House of Worth 1898, French, Made of silk
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Evening Dress, House of Worth, 1900
Ball gown 1898-1900 Met Museum Plain in decoration but very rich overall. I like the "sleeves" and upper bodice
Ball gown, attributed to the House of Worth, 1898-1900. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Ball gown in red velvet, side view. Attributed to House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Date: 1898–1900. Culture: French. Medium: silk. Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm) (b) Length at CB: 80 in. (203.2 cm). Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. C. Phillip Miller, 1957.
Evening Dress, House of Worth 1910, French, Made of silk
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Evening dress, circa 1910 - a la Downton Abbey - LOVE!!!
House of Worth, Evening dress, ca. 1910, silk
1910 charles frederick worth red gown
Evening Dress, House of Worth 1924, French, Made of cotton
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Evening dress, House of Worth (French, 1858–1956), ca.1924. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Flapper Dress -1924
Dress, Worth, 1924. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. #fashion #1920s
Worth, 1924 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Stunning! Women's vintage fashion history
Evening Dress, House of Worth 1891, French, Made of silk and cotton
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Haute Couture Charles Frederick Worth evening dress gown #Historical #Costume circa from French 1891-1893. Made from silk with flower leaf pattern, satin, cotton and lace tulle. Fitted bodice, short sleeve with contrasting color, pattern of the silk and satin skirt with the back flow into a train. #Vintage #Haute #Couture #Fashion House of Worth.
Evening dress Attributed to House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Date: 1891–93 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton
Evening dress Worth 1891-3 silk-cotton fabric pattern
Ensemble, House of Worth 1924, French, Made of silk, wool, and feathers
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Jean-Charles Worth~Velvet evening dress- mid 1920s
Ensemble (a) House of Worth 1924–25 (The Roaring Twenties)
Worth Dress - 1924-25 - House of Worth (French, 1858-1956) - Silk, feathers - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Afternoon Ensemble: Dress, House of Worth 1924, French, Made of silk
Afternoon Ensemble, Chanel Dresses, House Of Worth, 1920 1929, Art Collection, Worth French, Afternoon Dresses, 1924, Metropolitan Museums
Afternoon ensemble- Madame Varda in a Chanel dress, 1924
Afternoon ensemble, House of Worth, ca. 1924. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Afternoon dress | House of Worth (French, 1858-1956) | Material: silk | France, circa 1924 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Afternoon Ensemble: Cloche, House of Worth 1924, French, Made of silk and feathers
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Silk velvet and feather hat, by House of Worth, circa 1924.
Worth silk velvet and feather hat ca. #shoes #girl shoes #my shoes #fashion shoes #girl fashion shoes| http://fashionshoesgallery403.blogspot.com
Evening Dress, House of Worth 1926, French, Made of silk
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Evening dress Attributed to House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Date: 1926–28 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass beads Dimensions: Length: 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Robert Rubin, 1963 Accession Number: #Beautiful Dress
Worth Dress - 1926-28 - Attributed to House of Worth (French, 1858-1956) - Silk, glass beads - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ensemble: Day Bodice, House of Worth 1893, French, Made of silk