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Emerald green silk satin Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, by terri

Evening dress, 1960, variation on "Diamond" Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: ca. 1960 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 64 in. (162.6 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Erik Lee Preminger in memory of his mother, Gypsy Rose Lee, 1993 Accession Number: 2009.300.589

Evening dress, variation on "Diamond" Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: ca.

CHARLES JAMES COUTURE COCKTAIL DRESS and CAPELET, 1951, for ELEANOR SEARLE WHITNEY. Claret silk faille with boned satin corset bodice, pleated cap sleeve, breast insert and back neckline, arced waist, tulip skirt with kick pleat, back zip. Shoulder cape has pleats radiating from stand collar, short pointed lappets, back with two gentle points, double edge front inset with gold satin.

CHARLES JAMES COUTURE COCKTAIL DRESS and CAPELET, 1951, for ELEANOR SEARLE WHITNEY. Claret silk faille with boned satin corset bodice, pleated cap sleeve, breast insert and back neckline, arced waist, tulip skirt with kick pleat, back zip. Shoulder cape has pleats radiating from stand collar, short pointed lappets, back with two gentle points, double edge front inset with gold satin.

Cape (image 2) | Charles James | American | 1937 | silk | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum #: T.1-1977

Cape

Cape of ribboned silk, designed by Charles James, made in the United States, Museum Number

Charles James | Evening dress | 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.

Charles James | Evening dress | 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.

Dress Charles James  Manufacturer: (sample made for) Samuel Winston Date: 1952–53 Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number: 2013.347a, b

Dress Charles James Manufacturer: (sample made for) Samuel Winston Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number: b

Cocktail dress (image 1) | Charles James | American | 1952 | silk | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.409

bridesmaid dress inspiration (except it would totally upstage the bride): Cocktail Dress Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1952 Culture: American Medium: silk

Hermoso

taupe colored lace backed by a nude tulle with an additional darker lining, chevron seamed, flared sleeves, via etsy.

Claire McCardell (1946)  I love the necklines...

Claire McCardell day dresses Bermuda 1946 Models in summer dresses. Image by Genevieve Naylor/CORBIS. photo belongs to *

Charles James Dress - back - 1944-45 - by Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906-1978) - Silk - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

( 2 of 2 photos) Charles James Dress - back - - by Charles James (American, born Great Britain, - Silk - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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