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ID: 500033099
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500033099

 
Record Type: Person
Worth, Charles Frederick (British fashion designer, 1825-1895, active in France)

Note: Worth acquired a knowledge of fabrics and trimmings, developed a flair for salesmanship, and studied the rules of bookkeeping in London. At age twenty, Worth left London for Paris, where within a year he obtained employment at the fashionable drapery house of Gagelin and Opigez. When he bagan his career, ladies' gowns were produced by numerous dressmakers who did not typically design the gowns, but instead constructed gowns to the client's specifications, perhaps using material bought by the client in fabric shops with styles chosen from illustrations and fashion journals. The responsibility for being elegantly attired was primarily the client's. Worth revolutionized this system by designing gowns and becoming famous and fashionable in Paris, dressing the noble and the merchant classes.

Names:
Worth, Charles Frederick (preferred,V,index)
Charles Frederick Worth (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
fashion designer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Bourne (Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   France (Europe) (nation)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Worth, Charles Frederick (I)

Biographies:
(British fashion designer, 1825-1895, active in France) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British fashion designer in FRA, 1825-1895) ..... [BHA]
(British artist, 1825-1895) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Charles Frederick Worth ........ [VP]
...............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Worth, Charles Frederick ........ [BHA Preferred, VP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.................................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.................................................  Charles Frederick Worth Organization [online] (2002) accessed 16 April 2003
.................................................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) accessed 16 April 2003
.................................................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Charles Frederick Worth Organization [online] (2002) accessed 16 April 2003
....................  DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n80089726
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Larousse, Grand dictionnaire universel (1982)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n80089726
....................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) accessed 16 April 2003
....................  New Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
....................  New Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988)
....................  Webster's New Biographical Dictionary (1988)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Charles Frederick Worth Organization [online] (2002) accessed 16 April 2003
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