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Jacques Fath (1912-1954) opened his couture design house in Paris in 1937. At first, his business was very small, his first collection has only 20 designs, but his soon became one of the most popular houses in Paris. He managed to stay open throughout most of WWII, and after the war his business continued to grow.
In 1949, Fath signed an agreement with American manufacturer Joseph Halpert to produce two ready-to-wear collections a year. This was one of the first such agreements between a couturier and a ready-to-wear firm.
Fath was fond of the hourglass look, and his designs often hugged the body in a flattering way. He loved pleats and low necklines.
Fath died in 1954, and his wife kept the house going until 1957. It was reopened in 1996, and was at first designed by Tom van Lingen and, in 1997, by Elena Nazaroff. Until 2004 the line was designed by Lizzie Disney. Today, Jacques Fath produces leather goods designed by Laurence Dumenil.
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from a c. 1946 dress
from a late 1940s or early 1950s gown
from a 1950s hat (reproduction)
from a 1950s couture evening dress and jacket
from an early 1950s halter dress
from a 1950s dress
from a 1980s men's shirt
from an early 1990s suit
from a 1990s blouse
from a 1990s two piece suit
from a 1990s two piece dress
from a 1990s cocktail dress