Calling card of designer Charles Worth in Costume. Englishman Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895) virtually invented the idea of the Parisian couturier and selling dresses to the upper classes of Europe and America as well as French clientele.

Calling card of designer Charles Worth in Costume. Englishman Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895) virtually invented the idea of the Parisian couturier and selling dresses to the upper classes of Europe and America as well as French clientele.

Jeanne-Marie Lanvin (1867-1946) was a French fashion designer and the founder of the Lanvin fashion house. One of the most influential designers of the 1920s and '30s, Jeanne Lanvin's skillful use of intricate trimmings, virtuoso embroideries and beaded decorations in clear, light, floral colors became a Lanvin trademark. When Lanvin died in 1946, ownership of the firm was ceded to the designer's daughter, Marguerite di Pietro, who was the director of the Lanvin fashion house at the time.

Jeanne-Marie Lanvin (1867-1946) was a French fashion designer and the founder of the Lanvin fashion house. One of the most influential designers of the 1920s and '30s, Jeanne Lanvin's skillful use of intricate trimmings, virtuoso embroideries and beaded decorations in clear, light, floral colors became a Lanvin trademark. When Lanvin died in 1946, ownership of the firm was ceded to the designer's daughter, Marguerite di Pietro, who was the director of the Lanvin fashion house at the time.

ℛ.Charles Frederick Worth (13 October 1825 – 10 March 1895), widely considered the Father of Haute couture, was an English fashion designer of the 19th century, whose works were produced in Paris.

ℛ.Charles Frederick Worth (13 October 1825 – 10 March 1895), widely considered the Father of Haute couture, was an English fashion designer of the 19th century, whose works were produced in Paris.

House of Worth, Silk Taffeta Wrapper with Hydrangea Blossom Print. Paris, c. 1900. (View 1)

House of Worth, Silk Taffeta Wrapper with Hydrangea Blossom Print. Paris, c. 1900. (View 1)

Charles Frederick Worth, Court Dress with Emerald Silk Bodice &12-foot Train. (Another View)

Charles Frederick Worth, Court Dress with Emerald Silk Bodice &12-foot Train. (Another View)

Description: A Maison Worth ivory wool coat, circa 1905-10, woven signature label applied to neck, with elaborate white and cream soutache braid and sinuous raised whitework embroidery. Front

Description: A Maison Worth ivory wool coat, circa 1905-10, woven signature label applied to neck, with elaborate white and cream soutache braid and sinuous raised whitework embroidery. Front

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