"Petal" Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1951 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in. (152.4 cm)

"Petal" Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1951 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in. (152.4 cm)

Charles James – Architectural Engineer  |  Coletterie

Charles James – Architectural Engineer | Coletterie

Charles James - Couturier - Robe de Soirée - 'Ruban' - Camaïeu Doré -1938 - 1940

Charles James - Couturier - Robe de Soirée - 'Ruban' - Camaïeu Doré -1938 - 1940

Charles James c1944, possibly from an earlier design | The Met

Charles James c1944, possibly from an earlier design | The Met

This is a Charles James 4 leaf clover ball gown. It was inspired by the cage crinoline era with two separate understructures of boning. Skirts weighed about 15 lbs, but sits comfortably on the hips. It was not completed in time for Austine Hearst to wear to the Eisenhower Inaugural Ball in 1953.

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This is a Charles James 4 leaf clover ball gown. It was inspired by the cage crinoline era with two separate understructures of boning. Skirts weighed about 15 lbs, but sits comfortably on the hips. It was not completed in time for Austine Hearst to wear to the Eisenhower Inaugural Ball in 1953.

1957,`Diamond` Dress, Evening by Rushkovska, via Flickr Charles James

1957,`Diamond` Dress, Evening by Rushkovska, via Flickr Charles James

Charles James  | Fournier Clothing: Charles James

Charles James | Fournier Clothing: Charles James

Charles James, emerald dress,1954. This is probably the same dress I saw at FIT museum.

Charles James, emerald dress,1954. This is probably the same dress I saw at FIT museum.

Evening dress (image 2) | Charles James | American | 1934 | satin | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum #: T.272-1974

Evening dress

Evening dress (image 2) | Charles James | American | 1934 | satin | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum #: T.272-1974

Wow. Evening Dress    Charles James, 1956    The Museum at FIT

Wow. Evening Dress Charles James, 1956 The Museum at FIT

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