Son of an English mother and French father, Fath began his career as a portrait painter. In 1937, he turned his attention to dress design. In 1948, Joseph Halpert, the American dress manufacturer introduced Fath's couture designs to America, where they were enthusiastically received. Halpert, a former amateur prize-fighter and motorcyclist, had begun his apparel manufacturing business at the age of 18. In the years before World War II, he established himself as on of the country's leading dress manufacturers. His association with Fath benefited both men, and inspired them to form an independent firm, Halfa Sales Corp., which licensed boutique accessories designed by Fath.
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Catherine Halpert Winn, c.1992