Tuesday, April 13, 2010
✂-The Designer's Tip of The Day- The Birth of Haute Couture
The Birth of Haute Couture
Charles Frederick Worth is credited with founding and formalising the modern Haute-Couture industry, crystallising the role of the designer as an arbiter of style and raising the status of dressmaking form anonymous trade to artistic endeavour. His superior skills, business acumen and cultivated air of exclusivity afforded him a status unseen in the fashion industry.
In contrast to existing dressmakers he elevated his own status to that of an artist to whose judgment his customers were forced to differ. Coupled with his unparalleled dressmaking skills, this earned his creations the name 'Haute Couture'- literally, high dressmaking.
Source: ...isms, Understanding Fashion by Mairi Mackenzie