Couture's Worth

stuff you missed in history classHave you ever wondered the origin of the term "fashion house," or contemplated when "ready to wear" clothing emerged, or mused over how Haute Couture was born?  (These are the things I ponder when I should be making dinner.)  Dear readers:  speculate no longer!  Tune in during your subway commute/walk/drive (tip: download the episode first vs trying to stream it) and enjoy a painless 30 minute history lesson on the man who was the genesis of all of the above: Charles Worth. After listening to this delightful podcast from the Stuff You Missed in History Class series, I began telling people that the word "worthy" derived from Charles Worth.  It just seems so fitting!  Perhaps I should begin my own series of podcasts entitled "Stuff You Missed In Revisionist History Class."