House of Worth









Dresses from the Spring-Summer 2011 couture collection. I know what you're thinking: couture tutus!
I know! Lots of exclamation marks also, but... right?!

Been having them on my mind today I have no idea for what reason so I thought I'd share... aren't they beautiful? Each and every one of them is, oh well, perfect: lots of ornaments and detailing going on yet no sense of clutter. Imagine how great these would look on a real person! Reportedly, the inspiration for these tutu dresses came from an original Worth gown from the 19th Century.

If you want to read more about the House of Worth (and you totally should), head over here. Or, yes, wonder at the photos on the official site.

Worth's business started in the 19th Century, and "Although Worth was not the first or only designer to organize his business in this way, his aggressive self-promotion earned him the titles "father of haute couture" and "the first couturier." By the 1870s, Worth's name frequently appeared in ordinary fashion magazines, spreading his fame to women beyond courtly circles." 

I feel we should be hearing/seeing a lot more from this house... Especially with designer Giovanni Bedin on board.

Quote source: Charles Frederick Worth (1826–1895) and The House of Worth | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art (link)


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4 comments:

  1. Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. Wow ... These dresses are sooo stunning!! x

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  3. Omigosh whatta fabulous exhibit! Love all the bright bold colorful ones...so much drama when singularly spotlighted! Great find, thanks for sharing!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  4. Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!

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