Charles Worth

His input on the history of fashion

Facts on him and his work

  • Charles Worth was born on October 13th 1825 and died March 10th 1895
  • He founded the House of Worth in Paris in 1858
  • He is considered to be the Father of Haute Couture
  • Instead of designing a complete dress Worth started mixing and matching skirts with tops
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  • Charles Worth was the first to use live models to show his work, he was also the first to sew branded labels into his work
  • By 1870 Queens and important people were working with Worth and he became famous his work was also starting to appear in magazines
  • By the end of his career his house employed over 1200 people and had left a big mark on the fashion world
  • Charles invented interchangeable pattern pieces insuring uniqueness