Charles James, American. Ball Gown with Jacket, c. 1950, silk taffeta, duchess silk satin and silk taffeta.

Charles James, American. Ball Gown with Jacket, c. 1950, silk taffeta, duchess silk satin and silk taffeta.

Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1959, with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1959, with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Dress (Ball Gown)  Charles James  (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978)  Date: 1948 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 53 in. (134.6 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1949

Dress (Ball Gown) Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1948 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 53 in. (134.6 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1949

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