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

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Charles James – Architectural Engineer  |  Coletterie

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

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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.

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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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Charles James was considered himself a sculptor, engineer, and architect. He was famous for being high-strung. He had a hard time meeting the deadlines set by his clients.

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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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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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