Charles Frederick Worth (French, b. England, 1826– 1895) was constantly interested in supporting the textile industry, as evidenced in an evening cloak, which was designed to showcase its textile by Morel, Poeckès & Paumlin. The dramatic fabric, “Tulipes Hollandaises,” was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle of 1889 in Paris and won a grand prize. The tulips have a dynamic quality, with brilliant, vibrant colors against a deep black background, consistent with the seductive femme fatale sensibility of the 1880s and 1890s. This luxurious textile pattern is the source for our stylish watch design.
18K gold overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Case: 1 1/4'' diam.; band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L.
- 18K gold overlay case
- Printed plastic band
- Quartz movement
- Case: 1 1/4'' diam.; band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L
Art HistoryHaute couture, fashion’s art of supreme technical mastery, began in Paris in the mid-nineteenth century. Certain designers rose to the status of artist-celebrities, sought after for their signature styles. Among the most famous was Charles Frederick Worth (French, b. England, 1826– 1895), whose Paris shop was a source of extravagant evening ensembles.