Charles Frederick Worth is widely considered to be the father of haute couture. Born in England in 1825, he moved to Paris in 1845 and after working as an assistant draper for over 10 years, he established the HOUSE OF WORTH in 1858. Jean-Philippe Worth began as an assistant to his father, Charles Frederick Worth, in 1875. Gradually he was allowed to create his own designs and when his father died in 1895, he became the lead designer for the house. Jean-Charles Worth joined the House of Worth around 1910 and became chief designer after World War I when his uncle, Jean-Philippe Worth, retired. The great fashion dynasty finally came to an end in 1952 when Charles Frederick Worth's great-grandson, Jean-Charles, retired from the family business.
1898-1900 Jean-Phillipe Worth
1903 Lady Curzon wore peacock gown at Durbar in Delhi celebrating the coronation
of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra as Emperor & Empress of India.
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