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Worth, Charles Frederick,

1825–95, French and British fashion designer. He was the founder of the Maison Worth in Paris and London, the longest running fashion dynasty, and the arbiter of women's fashions for more than a century. He first designed silks and then became court dressmaker to Empress Eugénie of France and Empress Elizabeth of Austria. He was responsible for the creation of the ancestor of the tailor-made suit and invented the puffed tunic called the Polonaise. He was the first to use live models to exhibit his designs. His descendants continued the business after his death. In 1954 the house was sold to Paquin, and Worth as a London wholesale house continued until the 1970s. Parfums Worth, created in the 1900s is still in business.

Bibliography

See E. Saunders, The Age of Worth (1955).

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Charles Worth, Executive Vice-President and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Nippon Capital AM said, "I must confess that I was a little surprised at the numbers of inquiries we received especially given the volatility we saw at home here on the Nikkei 225 and in China's mainland markets but it soon became apparent that many were disillusioned with the high management fees they were being asked for despite what they could only describe as lackluster returns.