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The House of Worth : portrait of an archive

Author: Amy De La Haye; Valerie D Mendes
Publisher: London : V & A Publishing, New York : Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2014. [date of distribution not identified]
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"Profusely illustrated, this monograph explores the House of Worth's success in the realms of haute couture after 1890. Hundreds of photographs selected from the V&A's unique archive of over 7,000 official house records capture the Worth style and offer fascinating insights into the daily routine at Maison Worth. These remarkable photographs are flanked by chapters that tell the intriguing story of their aquisition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Named Person: Charles Frédérick Worth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy De La Haye; Valerie D Mendes
ISBN: 1851777741 9781851777747
OCLC Number: 858843985
Notes: "V & A photographer Ken Jackson."
Description: 175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: The House of Worth 1858-1914 --
Photograph albums --
Tailoring --
Dressmaking --
Fancy dress --
Clients --
The House of Worth 1914-1956 --
Appendices. The Worth archive at the V & A ; The Worth archive at the Fashion Museum, Bath ; The Pennington-Mellor collection ; Perfume ; The Worth Paris archive.
Responsibility: Amy de la Haye & Valerie D. Mendes.

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Profusely illustrated, this monograph explores the House of Worth's success in the realms of haute couture after 1890. Hundreds of photographs selected from the V&A's unique archive of over 7,000  Read more...

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'a seminal text' Mary Frances Gormally, Fashion Theory, 2016

 
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