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Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Thrift Find - An Original Jacques Fath

It's amazing what pops up during estate thrifting. I unearthed this lovely all silk scarf, signed and with a label saying Jacques Fath Paris. It wasn't exactly my colour, but it seemed too handsome to let pass & I love silk so picked it up anyway.
Then I researched some and found out this Mr Fath was an incredibly important
French designer who was somehow forgotten.

I found this information on the web......

"Born: Lafitte, France, 12 September 1912. Studied bookkeeping and law, Commercial Institute, Vincennes, France. Married Geneviéve Boucher de la Bruyére, 1939; Had one son: Philippe. Completed required military service and served again in the artillery during World War II. First was a Book-keeper, then a trader at the Paris Bourse, 1930-32.
He showed his first collection in Paris, 1937; reopened salon, 1940; designed ready-to-wear collection for the American manufacturer Joseph Halpert, 1948; formed own company in the U.S., 1951; developed ready-to-wear collection in Paris, 1954, including Fath scarves and hosiery; business sold, 1957; fragrance license bought back from L'Oreal, 1992; Tom Van Lingen hired as designer, 1992; relaunched several fragrances, from 1993; company bought by Groupe Emanuelle Khanh, 1997; Elena Nazarhoff replaced Van Lingen as artistic director, 1997; Nazarhoff fired and Octavio Pizarro hired, 1998; fragrances include: Green Water, reissued 1993; Fath de Fath, 1957 and 1995; Yin and Yang, 2000. Exhibitions: Jacques Fath Création-Couture des Années 50 (retrospective), Palais Galleria, Paris, 1993. Awards: Neiman Marcus award, Dallas, 1949. Died: 13 November 1954, in Paris."
(Read more on http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com/Es-Fo/Fath-Jacques.html)

Check out my Fath scarf and see what you think:

For more images of my Fath scarf check out...

Here is a Fath hat which is found at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London:

A 1950s suit by Fath:

And here is a dress to die for... the kind of frothy vintage beauty Dita von Teese would dream of wearing for her next promo....


Sharon S said...

Hi there-thats a real fab find, very well done indeed!!

Unknown said...

After reading the history, that scarf is an awesome find!

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Anonymous said...

I also have an amazing find - a pure wool Jacques Fath dress - lining stamped with the name and the original label in the back. Picked up at a jumble sale some years ago and valued at Sotheby's!!! But love it too much to part with it (even though at moment cant fit in it - did wear it when a little younger and slimmer). Would really like to know more about its provenance but without being able to locate his old books unlikely to.