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The Legacy of Charles Frederick Worth – The First Couturier

Known as the ‘first couturier‘ and the ‘Napoleon of costumiers,’ British fashion designer Charles Frederick Worth is regarded by many as the father of haute couture. Born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, on 13 October 1825, Charles Frederick Worth would make his name in Paris as the founder of the House of Worth, and the man who revolutionised the business of fashion. In this special blog, we will explore the life and legacy of Charles Frederick Worth via newspapers published in his

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