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Charles James evening dress (1948)/Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection Gift of the Brooklyn Museum/Photo courtesy the MET

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, ~ Evening Dress ~ 1948 ~ Black silk satin and black silk velvet ~ Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,

"Ribbon" ball gown, 1947 Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Silk: cream, yellow, and gray satin; blue faille; gray and pale green taffeta Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1954 (2009.300.1187)

Ribbon Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1946 Culture: American Medium: rayon/wool, silk

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). "Lampshade," ca. 1955. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009 (2009.300.8522) #CharlesJames

"Lampshade" by Charles James ca. 1955 From the Metropolitan... (Fripperies and Fobs)

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, "Lampshade," ca. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Late 1940s Fashion American Culture Sexy Back Black Silk

Charles James Evening dress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers

Evening dress (image 2) | Charles James | American | 1945 | silk |  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.1860

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

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Cocktail dress, 1952 Charles James, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Swan, 1951. 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 Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr., 1961 (2009.300.850) #CharlesJames

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Swan, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Evening dress Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1947 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length: 63 in. (...

Evening dress Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1947 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length: 63 in.

<p>Alternating sections of supple gleaming charmeuse, crisp shimmering taffeta, and stiff matte faille determine the shape, movement, and visual appeal of this ball gown. Elaborating on the concept of his early garments constructed from antique silk ribbons, James used lengths of fabric to construct the skirt of this dress

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

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