"It came from Worth's"

Charles Frederick Worth (1895)
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Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895) was a 19th Century English fashion designer who worked in Paris from 1846 onwards; he is often described as the father of haute couture.

After some years of working in partnership, he set up his own fashion house, the House of Worth, in 1871.

Renowned for his lavish designs and his meticulous fit, he was popular with both European and American clientele; he also designed performance costumes for many actresses and singers, including Sarah Bernhardt, Lillie Langtry, Nellie Melba and Jenny Lind.

The business remained in operation as a family-run concern until the retirement of Worth's great grandson Jean-Charles in 1952.

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