SYMHC Classics: The House of Worth and the Birth of Haute Couture

Elisabeth of Austria painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, in a gown designed by Charles Frederick Worth. Public domain

Today we revisit an episode from 2014. Before Charles Worth, the idea of ready made clothes for purchase didn't really exist. Neither did the idea of a design house that showed seasonal collections. This one man's vision invented the fashion industry as we know it today.

You can find the original episode here:

The show notes are here:

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics