Chambre Syndicale de la Confection et de la Couture pour Dames et Fillettes

   A group organized by couture designer Charles Frederick Worth in 1868 for the purpose of dealing with issues relating to the manufacture of haute couture. Much in the tradition of the medieval guild concept, this organization tried to preserve the integrity of the haute couture and created a lobby that could protect the rights and interests of made-to-measure clothing and its workers and could differentiate them from those of ready-to-wear. In 1910, the name was changed to Chambre Syndicale de la haute couture parisienne.

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  • Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne —    Originally known as La Chambre Syndicale de la confection et de la couture pour dames et fillettes founded by Charles Frederick Worth in 1868, the name was changed in 1910 to more accurately define the organization s haute couture relevance.… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • Haute Couture —    The craft known as haute couture emerged in seventeenth century France, with luxury textiles as its base. However, it was Charles Frederick Worth, the father of couture, who opened the first couture house in 1856. Worth initiated the… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry


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