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The age of Worth, couturier to the Empress Eugénie.

Author: Edith Saunders
Publisher: London, New York, Longmans, Green [1954]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The life of Worth, the great couturier whose name was for so long unique in the world of fashion, is a remarkable story of an Englishman conquering a domain which for many centuries had belonged to the French alone. Going to Paris at the age of twenty, with no assets other than an apprentice's training and the moral qualities derived from an Evangelical upbringing, he saw the revolution of 1848 and the  Read more...
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Saunders, Edith.
Age of Worth, couturier to the Empress Eugénie.
London, New York, Longmans, Green [1954]
(OCoLC)654623360
Named Person: Charles Frédéric Worth; Charles Frédéric Worth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Saunders
OCLC Number: 1016078
Description: 218 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Foreword --
1. London --
2. Paris --
3. The world of dressmaking --
4. Political changes --
5. The Imperial wedding --
6. A new setting for the mode --
7. The Empress's clothes --
8. The crinoline --
9. In the Rue de la Paix --
10. The Princess of Metternich --
11. The Palace of the Tuilèries --
12. The obliging tradesman --
13. Princess Pauline's two protégés --
14. Longchamps and the Bois de Boulogne --
15. Fancy dress and political triumphs --
16. The successes of Worth --
17. The Imperial Festival --
18. Ominous shadows --
19. The unwelcome visitor --
20. A week at Compiègne --
21. The city of music and flowers --
22. The telegram from Mexico --
23. The last fête --
24. War and revolution --
25. Worth and the Republic --
26. The time of memories --
27. The end --
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"The life of Worth, the great couturier whose name was for so long unique in the world of fashion, is a remarkable story of an Englishman conquering a domain which for many centuries had belonged to the French alone. Going to Paris at the age of twenty, with no assets other than an apprentice's training and the moral qualities derived from an Evangelical upbringing, he saw the revolution of 1848 and the establishment of the Second Empire. Risining on the wave of prosperity which France experienced under the rule of Napoleon III, he became the couturier of the Empress Eugénie, and before he reached the age of forty he had made himself the arbiter of Parisian elegance."

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