Charles James

Charles James was a fashion designer known as America's first couturier. He is considered a master of cutting and is known for his highly structured aesthetic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_James_(designer)


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Evening dress.1952. Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978)

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Suit, Charles James, 1948

Charles James | Suit | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Muslin Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: ca. 1950

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Charles James 1950

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Charles James Dress - detail - 1945 - by Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906-1978) - Silk - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - @~ Mlle

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1952-53 Charles James Cocktail skirt

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Beyond stunning Charles James gown, 1954.

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Dress Charles James, 1933 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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construction, Charles James

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Evening dress, Charles James, ca. mid-1930s (back view)

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Charles James - cocktail dress 1952

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"Petal" dress by Charles James, 1951 US, the Met Museum

Old Rags - "Petal" dress by Charles James, 1951 US, the Met...

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Charles James Spiral Dress | From a collection of rare vintage evening dresses at www.1stdibs.com/...

Charles James Spiral Dress | 1stdibs.com

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“Petal” Ballgown Black velvet and silk satin, 1951 Ballgown Black silk chiffon, silk satin, netting, and boning, 1954–55. Charles James

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Charles James circa 1950... [turbo-charged....-MS]

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Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Evening dress, 1952. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Suit, 1948. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1955 (2009.300.199a–d) #CharlesJames

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Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Dinner suit, 1951. Silk. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. R. A. Bernatschke, 1955 (2009.300.214a, b) #CharlesJames

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Charles James Genius deconstructed Illustration by the genius Antonio Lopez #beautybeyond

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#wbw Charles James “Genius deconstructed” #ChicagoHistoryMuseum

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Wedding dress. Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Date: 1948–49. Culture: American. Medium: silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art. View 1.

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Charles James "Butterfly" Ball Gown, ca. 1955, Brown silk chiffon, cream silk satin, brown silk satin, dark brown nylon tulle. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Fund, 2013

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  • Marjorie Lerner
    Marjorie Lerner

    Fell in love with Charles James designs while watching a PBS program on the arts.

Charles James - 1951

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    Jennifer Campbell

    Zac Posen used Charles James as inspiration for his Fall 2014 collection. It is sublime!

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Charles James Dress - 1945 - by Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906-1978) - Silk - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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