Worth founded the Maison Worth. Its operations contiued running until the 1970s.
The first fashion designer was 19th century Charles Frederick Worth who started the world's first fashion house in Paris. He soon became so successful in his work that customers began seeking advice from him, rather than telling him what they wanted.
The long, Victorian dress was very popular in the mid to late 19th century.
The world of high fashion originated in Paris where it is still the "headquarters" of the fashion industry. London was also a pioneer in the fashion industry.
Some designers specialize in primarily accessories.
The three main types of fashion design are haute couture or "made-to-measure" which is created on an individual basis for a specific client. Ready-to-wear clothing is created in small quantities and is more expensive and exclusive fabric and design is used. Mass market is made in large quantities and for the general public.
Fashion has changed significantly since its birth in the 1800s.
Throughout the last 100 years, fashion has become a very important part of society. With celebrity endorsements, constantly updated fashions and new and innovative technology used for designing those fashions, fashion design has become a very profitable and lucrative industry.
Oscar de La Renta designed for Elizabeth Arden before starting his own firm.
Well known fashion designers include Pierre Cardin, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Oscar de La Renta.