folder 9 - Jacques Fath, 1954-1955

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US NNFIT SC.320.9

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Jacques Fath, 1954-1955

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  • 1954-1955 (Creation)

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(1912-1954)

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Jacques Fath was born in Lafitte, France, on September 12, 1912. He began a career in bookkeeping, later becoming a trader at the Paris Bourse from 1930 to 1932. Fath opened his couture house in 1936. In 1937, Fath showed his first fashion collection in Paris but had to wait until 1940 to reopened his salon. After the war, Fath added a perfume line in 1945. Fath designed a ready-to-wear collection for American manufacturer Joseph Halpert in 1948. Fath is considered to be part of the "big three" post-war Parisian designers, along with Dior and Balmain. In 1954, Fath launched a ready-to-wear collection in Paris. Unfortunately, in November of that year, Fath passed away at the age of 42.

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Photographer for Harper's Bazaar.

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The series is comprised of 13 black and white photographs.

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