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I love these photos so I’m going to have to post them again since they go with tomorrows House of Worth theme.
“Putting on the finishing touches at the atelier of the great Parisian designer Worth, in Paris, 1907”
This a great photograph documenting the work of the team of artisans that would work on a couture collection. So many times we think of the fashion designer as a stand-alone creator, arbiter, etc. Photographs such as this bring to light the embroiderers, patternmakers, and seamtresses that move a vision into actuality.
Also, be sure to check out Ornamented Being for great posts of historic costume!