House of Worth

Collection by Tracy Cassidy

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English-born Charles Frederick Worth dominated Parisian fashion during the latter half of the 19th century. His use of lavish fabrics & trimmings, as well as impeccable fit, earned him the moniker "the father of haute couture." Charles died in 1895, but sons Gaston-Lucien and Jean-Philippe took over the house. The House of Worth ended in its run in 1952 when grandson Jean-Charles retired from the business.

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Dress | House of Worth | France; Paris | 1900-1903 | silk organza, chiffon | National Museum of Scotland

Bodice / dress

Every object in our collection has a story to tell. Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Tea Gown | House of Worth | Paris | 1890-1895 | silk brocaded satin | Royal Ontario Museum

Tea gown (afternoon dress)

Tea Gown | House of Worth | Paris | 1890-1895 | silk brocaded satin | Royal Ontario Museum

Mourning Bodice | House of Worth | Paris | 1880s | silk curass, velvet | Augusta Auctions

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Mourning Bodice | House of Worth | Paris | 1880s | silk curass, velvet | Augusta Auctions

Evening Gown (image 3) | House of Worth | Paris | 1895 | velvet, satin | Les Art Decoratifs

robe du soir

Evening Gown (image 3) | House of Worth | Paris | 1895 | velvet, satin | Les Art Decoratifs

Dress | House of Worth | France; Paris | 1870 | silk faille, lace | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Acc #: 2002.696.1-5

Woman's dress

Dress | House of Worth | France; Paris | 1870 | silk faille, lace | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Acc #: 2002.696.1-5

Sleeveless Jackets (image 6) | House of Worth | France; Paris | 1880s | silk, velvet, jet beads | Augusta Auctions | October 24, 2018

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North America's #1 auction house for Couture & Vintage Fashion. Augusta Auctions accepts consignments of historic clothing and textiles from museums, estates and individuals.

Sleeveless Jackets (image 3) | House of Worth | France; Paris | 1880s | silk, velvet, jet beads | Augusta Auctions | October 24, 2018

Auctions by Date

North America's #1 auction house for Couture & Vintage Fashion. Augusta Auctions accepts consignments of historic clothing and textiles from museums, estates and individuals.

Evening Gown (image 1) | House of Worth | Paris | 1893-1894 | silk | Les Arts Decoratifs

robe du soir

Evening Gown (image 1) | House of Worth | Paris | 1893-1894 | silk | Les Arts Decoratifs

Two-Piece Dress (image 1) | House of Worth | Paris | 1885 | satin, tulle, sequins | Les Art Decoratifs

robe en 2 parties, corsage, jupe

Two-Piece Dress (image 1) | House of Worth | Paris | 1885 | satin, tulle, sequins | Les Art Decoratifs

Late Afternoon Dress | House of Worth | Paris | 1905 | silk satin, gilded net, bobbin lace | Royal Ontario Museum

Late afternoon dress

Late Afternoon Dress | House of Worth | Paris | 1905 | silk satin, gilded net, bobbin lace | Royal Ontario Museum

Evening Gown (image 3) | House of Worth | Paris | 1895 | velvet, satin | Les Arts Decoratifs

robe du soir

Evening Gown (image 3) | House of Worth | Paris | 1895 | velvet, satin | Les Arts Decoratifs

Evening Gown (image 2) | House of Worth | Paris | 1895 | velvet, satin | Les Arts Decoratifs

robe du soir

Evening Gown (image 2) | House of Worth | Paris | 1895 | velvet, satin | Les Arts Decoratifs

Evening Gown (image 1) | House of Worth | Paris | 1895 | velvet, satin | Les Arts Decoratifs

robe du soir

Evening Gown (image 1) | House of Worth | Paris | 1895 | velvet, satin | Les Arts Decoratifs

Evening Gown (image 3) | House of Worth | Paris | 1893-1894 | silk | Les Arts Decoratifs

robe du soir

Evening Gown (image 3) | House of Worth | Paris | 1893-1894 | silk | Les Arts Decoratifs