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Charles James evening dress ca. 1958 From the Phoenix Art Museum via Arizona Foothills Magazine

Evening skirt Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1948 Culture: American Medium: silk Edwardian Fashion, 1940s Fashion, Timeless Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Classic Fashion, Charles James, Vintage Dresses, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Clothing

Charles James | Evening skirt | American | The Met

Charles James produced some of the most memorable garments ever made. He began his design career in the 1930s. It peaked between the late 1940s and mid- 1950s, when his scarce and highly original gowns were sought after by society's most prominent women

View this item and discover similar cocktail dresses for sale at - Charles James, ca. 1950 Dinner Dress, often referred to as the Spiral Dress Red silk faille Extremely rare example Like a red-hot cyclone, a spiral emanates Charles James, Vestidos Vintage, Vintage Dresses, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Clothing, Look Fashion, Timeless Fashion, Fashion Outfits, Fashion Women

Charles James Spiral Dress

Charles James, ca. 1950 Dinner Dress, often referred to as the Spiral Dress Red silk faille Extremely rare example Like a red-hot cyclone, a spiral emanates from a central point on the hip. The fabric then angles off the straight grain as the skirt revolves around the body, introducing the bias. The swirl terminates in a flared, curved-hemmed back, fastened by 3 fabric - covered buttons of graduated size. The asymmetric draping forms a pronounced diagonal neckline which seems to wrap the…

Evening dress Charles James 1942 Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Erik Lee Preminger in memory of his mother, Gypsy Rose Lee, 1993 Charles James, 1940s Fashion, Look Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Edwardian Fashion, Womens Fashion, Vintage Dresses, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Clothing

Charles James | Evening dress | American | The Met

Charles James produced some of the most memorable garments ever made. He began his design career in the 1930s. It peaked between the late 1940s and mid- 1950s, when his scarce and highly original gowns were sought after by society's most prominent women

Beautiful draped detailing on the sleeve of La Sirene dress by couturier Charles James. You can read part 2 of my haute couture articles written for LINK in BIO _____________________________________ PICTURE: Charles James, King Charles, Vintage Fashion 1950s, Vintage Gowns, Vintage Outfits, Period Outfit, Costume Institute, Pattern Cutting, American

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity," May 5, 2010 – August 15, 2010.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Costume Institute. "Charles James: Beyond Fashion," May 8, 2014–August 10, 2014

Evening dress Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1947 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length: 63 in. Charles James, 1940s Fashion, Timeless Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Style, Retro Outfits, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Gowns, Vintage Clothing

"Charles James: Beyond Fashion"at The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Alain.R.Truong

Ballgowns by James, 1948. Photo By Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Beaton / Vogue /...

America - Evening dress 'Clover' by Charles James - Silk satin, silk taffeta Moda Fashion, 1940s Fashion, Timeless Fashion, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Couture, Edwardian Fashion, Charles James, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Dresses

Clover :: Museum Collection

"Clover" Evening Dress, Charles James (1906-1978), United States: ca. 1948, silk satin, silk taffeta.

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Charles James | Evening dress | American | The Met

James’s writings indicate he conceived the design for this dress as one piece that spiraled around the body with a single diagonal seam running from the knee to the shoulder. The logistics of fitting and the limitations of fabric width, however, necessitated that it be cut in three pieces—the scarf/front bodice, the skirt/back bodice, and a triangular piece that extends the skirt into a wrap—thereby allowing, as James put it, “for a leg to emerge while seated