Charles Frederick Worth
Charles Frederick Worth closely linked the notion of seduction with that of utter refinement. The Courtworth Couture Lingerie Collections epitomized this link, using, in most cases, the same late 19th Century techniques.
The collections were designed by Giovanni Bedin, formerly an assistant to Karl Lagerfeld.
All of these elements, 30 hours of work per piece, 45 manual operations resulted in the most exquisite and unique pieces of lingerie that automatically follow body shape, curve with body movement and emphasize the hidden myth of seduction and femininity.
The lingerie lines were based on corsets, 100% hand engineered to create body jewels unrivalled in the industry. Some eye-catching details:
- Interwoven lace from Valence,
- topstitched knife-pleats,
- ruching and faux lacing,
- 19th Century hook-and-eye details on bra cups;
- flexible under-wires for a soft curve.