Worth was uot Europe's first distinguished man inilliuer, as has been sopposed. In the i-eigii of Louis a Bu variau named Rohmberg bec.ime the fashion iu Paris as a maker of ladies' habits. He gained the reputatiou of being skillful iu hidiug little deforniities in the fiprare, and liis vogiie was immense. When ho died, at the untimely age of 40, he left a fortune of J250,000, a vast suni for a trodesman to aecuninlate in those days. In the flrst empire Leroy dressed all the priucesses of the imperial court.