In 1949, he earned a Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion. He dressed some of the most elegant celebrities of his time. Fath apprenticeships launched the careers of Hubert de Givenchy and Guy Laroche. Sadly, the magic ended abruptly with his death in 1954. Two years later, his widow closed the couture line. Although his career was cut short, Fath had a profound impact on popular culture. He helped launch the New Look of the late 1940s. And unlike most designers, Fath kept meticulous records of his design sketches. In partnership with Rita Watnick of Lily et Cie, we proudly offer a rare chronicle of historic significance: the only archival record of the House of Fath. This museum-quality collection includes 26 volumes of original sketchbooks from 1948 through 1956, with more than 3,400 couture designs. The collection also includes three exquisite Fath haute couture dresses, each with its accompanying sketch. With this archive, the possibilities are monumental. Endow a wing of your favorite museum with a comprehensive overview of fashion history or launch your own research center to inspire the Faths of tomorrow. For more information about securing and preserving this distinct legacy, please call 1.877.9NM.GIFT.
Jacques Fath Archives
Earlier, this year. Nokia's luxury cellular phone brand Vertu, released the all new Vertu Constellation series luxury cellular phone.
The Constellation series, which comprises four models, will sport a scratch-proof, sapphire-lensed 262,144-color display, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE telephony and Nokia's Series 40 UI, according to a GSMArena report.
The Constellation line-up includes an 18-carat gold-plated model, along with a pair of "satin steel" versions, one with a black-leather back, the other with a brown-leather back. A fourth model mixes black leather and "polished steel".
It will sell for 200,000-300,000 euros (£135,000-£200,000) - less than Rolls Royce's Phantom model, but more than BMW's top-of-the-range 7 series.
Bosses said there was room for a new "unique" Rolls-Royce between the two reports BBC