Worth/Mainbocher: Demystifying the Haute Couture

Posted on Apr 20, 2012

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In 1860, Englishman Charles Frederick Worth (1825–1895) founded a Parisian atelier that defined the luxurious standards of the haute couture and set high fashions stylistic course for the balance of the 19th century. Almost seven decades years later, Chicago-born Mainbocher (Main Rousseau Bocher, 1891–1976) perfected those standards while designing in Paris and later transported his Parisian-based skills across the Atlantic to New York. In so doing he modernized the language of the couture, streamlining it to suit the lifestyle of the socially prominent 20th century New York woman.

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