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Lourdes Font

English-born French dress designer ( see fig. ). Considered the founding father of haute couture, Worth is also remembered as couturier to the Empress Eugénie (1826–1920) during the Second Empire. A fabric salesman turned fashion designer, and a man in what had been a woman’s profession, Worth sought to elevate dressmaking to the status of art....

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Gordon Campbell

German tapestry factory founded in 1721 by Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn (1673–1724), Prince-Bishop of Würzburg. The director from 1728 was Andreas Pirot ( fl 1728; d 1763), who probably came from a Frankenthal tapestry-weaving family. The best known products of the factory are the two series of ...

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Pamela Roskin

Japanese fashion designer ( see fig. ). Yamamoto’s influential designs combined traditional Japanese silhouettes with notions of architectural forms and impeccable tailoring. The collections from the designer’s early years were often in dark, muted colours and featured unstructured oversized layers that evoked the uncut philosophy of the Japanese kimono. Later in his career, he incorporated splashes of bright colour into his pieces....