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Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). "Four Leaf Clover" Evening Dress, 1953. 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 Josephine Abercrombie, 1953 (2009.300.784) #CharlesJames

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Evening gown Charles James, designer British-American, 1906-1978 Evening gown, 1955 Silk; cut velvet, satin, taffeta 57.084.1

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Charles James – Architectural Engineer | Coletterie

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21 Ferocious Gowns Fit For An Evil Queen

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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"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)

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

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Coat, Charles James, 1947, silk. -The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2013.383

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Evening dress Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Manufacturer: (sample made for) Samuel Winston Date: 1952–53 Culture: American Medium: silk

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

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Charles James gowns, 1951- Ahhh, I love me some Charles James. Nothing like a designer who died penniless and alone in the Chelsea Hotel.

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Charles James | Fournier Clothing: Charles James

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1952-54 Charles James | Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Dress Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Manufacturer: (sample made for) Samuel Winston Date: 1952–53 Culture: American Medium: wool

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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.

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Charles James, 'Swan' dress, 1951. James saw himself as a sculptor of beautiful dresses rather than a dressmaker.

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

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