Father of Haute Couture – Charles Frederick Worth

  • Was born in England 1825 ;
  • Ran away from home at 21 , only to find his fortune at luxury textile merchants, Maison Gagelin , in Paris ;
  • He met Marie Vernet ( a colleague ). They later got married and built a success story ;
  • He made stylish clothes for her ( at the beginning of his career ) ;
  • Dominated Parisian fashion ;
  • The designer opened his own firm in 1858 “House Of Worth”.

* Because of his aggressive self-promotion he earnd the titels :

  • “Father of haute couture”
  • “The first couturier”

 

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