|born on||6 September 1912 at 09:50 (= 09:50 AM )|
|Place||Maisons Laffitte, France, 48n57, 2e09|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||13°25' 07°34 Asc. 02°26'|
French fashion designer who was considered one of the three dominant influences on postwar haute couture. Fath presented his first collection in 1937. As self-taught designer who learned his craft from studying museum exhibitions and books about fashion, Fath hired a number of young designers as assistants and apprentices, some of which later went on to form their own houses, including Hubert de Givenchy, Guy Laroche, and Valentino Garavani.
The house closed in 1957, three years after Fath died of leukemia, a disease diagnosed in 1952.
Fath, who has been described by Italian journalist Bonaventuro Calora as extremely effeminate and a former lover of the French film director Léonide Moguy, married, in 1939, Geneviève Boucher de la Bruyère. The bride was a former model from an aristocratic family who had been a secretary to Coco Chanel. They had one son, Philippe (born 1943). According to Fath's friend Princess Giovanna Pignatelli Aragona Cortés, Geneviève Fath, who directed the business side of her husband's firm during his lifetime, was a lesbian.
Steinbrecher collection: Steinbrecher has birth certificate in hand from birthplace. Same in Geslain archive.
- Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
- Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion (Fashion designer)