It's time for another fashion episode! Charles Frederick Worth was born in 1825 and eventually broke all kinds of new ground in the fashion world. In addition to making beautiful garments that set the standard for style at the time, Worth came up with a lot of concepts that we take for granted today, like garment licensing, standardized patterns and seasonal collections.
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Episode link: The House of Worth and the Birth of Haute Couture
- "Charles Frederick Worth." Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2004. Accessed via Encyclopedia.com. http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404707921.html
- Milbank, Caroline Rennolds. "Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895)." Worth & Mainbocher. Museum of the City of New York. http://collections.mcny.org/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MNYMN3_1
- Olivier, Courteaux. "Charles Frederick Worth, the Empress Eugénie and the invention of Haute-Couture." Napoleon.org http://www.napoleon.org/en/reading_room/articles/files/471885.asp#informations
- Saunders, Edith, The Age of Worth, Indiana University Press, 1955.
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