Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Wedding dress, 1948-49. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Jane Love Lee, 1993 (1993.427) #CharlesJames

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Wedding dress, 1948-49. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Jane Love Lee, 1993 (1993.427) #CharlesJames

Madame Modiste Historic-ish Costuming (drinking champagne while wearing a pretty dress): Crawford Manor walking dress


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'Four Leaf Clover' Ball Gown Charles James 1953 James’ inspiration for this dress was likely the 1860s silhouette supported by a cage crinoline

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Charles James Butterfly Gowns, 1950s. Although he had salons in London an Paris in the 1930s, James was an influential American designer that opened a custom-made business in New York in the 1940s. Known for lavish ball gowns and architectural shapes, James was considered to be among the most original American designers.

Charles James Butterfly Gowns, 1950s. Although he had salons in London an Paris in the 1930s, James was an influential American designer that opened a custom-made business in New York in the 1940s. Known for lavish ball gowns and architectural shapes, James was considered to be among the most original American designers.

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