The House of Worth : Portrait of a Fashion Archive

Description

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 and their historical context, and describe Worth's international clientele of elegant women of wealth and power, from Lillie Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt to the Duchess of Marlborough (formerly Consuelo Vanderbilt).

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Details

Author(s)
Amy de La Haye, Valerie D. Mendes
Format
Hardback | 176 pages
Dimensions
252 x 310 x 19mm | 1,400g
Publication date
20 May 2014
Publisher
V & A Publishing
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
300 colour illustrations
ISBN10
1851777741
ISBN13
9781851777747
Bestsellers rank
373,712