Jacques Fath

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Birthday
6, 1912
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Nov 13, 1954 (42)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1912
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Nov 13, 1954 (42)

About

Remembered as a major contributor to French haute couture of the mid-twentieth century, this designer operated a prominent Paris boutique that housed his Lily womenswear collection.

Before Fame

One of his early fashion models, Lucie 'Lucky' Daouphars, later became famous for her work with Christian Dior.

Trivia

During the World War II years, he designed women's fashions that were conducive to a changing society. For example, he created skirts that allowed women, during a period when gasoline was being rationed, to safely and modestly ride bicycles.

Family Life

Though a one-time lover of the male film director Léonide Moguy, Fath married and had a son with a woman named Geneviève Boucher de la Bruyère.

Associated With

The famous American screen actress Rita Hayworth married her third husband, Prince Aly Khan, in a gown designed by Fath.