Charles Frederick Worth passed away in 1895 in Paris, France. The House of Worth was then continued by his sons Jean-Philippe (designer) and Gaston (business). The sons maintained the standards of their father, but moved with the times. The dress at the top, right was designed for Queen Maud. All of these dresses and the coat are made of the finest satins, silks, chiffons, and velvets with beading and embroidery. The sons retired from the business in the mid 1920s with the loss of the royal patronage and when fashion turned to the more understated, modern styles of the time. However, the name of the House of Worth is still something of the standard today.
COUTURE The Great Designers Caroline Rennolds Milbank
FASHION The Whole Story Marnie Fogg