When Every Seam has a Meaning

These Creations and Designers are a True Source of Inspiration for me. They are talking the Language I understand.
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Evening blouse (image 1) | Charles James | American | 1951 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of  Art | Accession Number: 2013.296 Couture, Evening Blouses, Look Retro, Fashion 1950s, Moda Vintage, 50s Fashion
Charles James | Evening blouse | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Evening blouse (image 1) | Charles James | American | 1951 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2013.296
Coat (back view) | Designer: Charles James (1906-1978) | England, 1936 | Wool tweed | The Museum at FIT, Ne York De Stijl, Mantel Cape, Vintage Fashion 1930s, Jacket Details, Beige Plaid, Couture Mode, Coat Vintage
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Coat (back view) | Designer: Charles James (1906-1978) | England, 1936 | Wool tweed | The Museum at FIT, Ne York
Charles James - Couturier - Robe de Soirée - 'Ruban' - Camaïeu Doré -1938 - 1940: Haute Couture, Charles James Beyond Fashion, Vintage Clothing Style, 1940 Fashion, 20th Century Fashion, Gown Inspiration, Androgynous Fashion
Charles James - Couturier - Robe de Soirée - 'Ruban' - Camaïeu Doré -1938 - 1940:
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. 40s Fashion, Couture Designers, 1940s Fashion
Charles James | Evening dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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.
a white and black dress on a mannequin
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Charles James. 1934. "all of my seams have meaning" Geek House, House Of Worth, Madeleine Vionnet, Tailoring Details, Jeanne Lanvin, James Charles, Butterfly Dress
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Charles James. 1934. "all of my seams have meaning"
evening dress Charles James, 1930s The Metropolitan Museum of... - OMG that dress! Era Dresses, Black Wedding Dress, 1930s Dress, 30s Fashion, That Dress, Designer Evening Dresses
evening dress Charles James, 1930s The Metropolitan Museum of... (OMG that dress!)
evening dress Charles James, 1930s The Metropolitan Museum of... - OMG that dress!
"La Sirène" Charles James Date: 1939 Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number: 2009.300.587 Wisteria Fashion, Dress Draping, Gown Purple, Violet Dress, Madame Gres
Charles James | "La Sirène" | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"La Sirène" Charles James Date: 1939 Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number: 2009.300.587
Evening Ensemble Madeleine Vionnet, 1935 The Metropolitan Museum... Vionnet Dress, Elsa Schiaparelli, French Fashion Designers, Couture Vintage
Evening Ensemble Madeleine Vionnet, 1935 The Metropolitan Museum... (OMG that dress!)
Evening Ensemble Madeleine Vionnet, 1935 The Metropolitan Museum...
Madeleine Vionnet  Robe du soir, été 1938 Mode Vintage, Fantasy Fashion, Historical Fashion, Fashion History
Madeleine Vionnet
Madeleine Vionnet Robe du soir, été 1938
Vionnet thought seams should follow the lines of our musculature. Anatomical drawing by Hugh Laidman, Vionnet gown photo: Metropolitan Museum. Christian Lacroix, Techniques Couture, Couture Sewing, Fashion Sewing Pattern
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Vionnet thought seams should follow the lines of our musculature. Anatomical drawing by Hugh Laidman, Vionnet gown photo: Metropolitan Museum.
Wedding dress circa 1929 20s Fashion, Look Gatsby, Style Année 20, Istoria Modei, Vintage Bride
La modernidad del pasado.
Wedding dress circa 1929
two mannequins dressed in gold and silver
Madeline Vionnet 1920's dresses: Research imagery for our couture sewing pattern collection - coming April 2014 - www.ralphpink-patterns.com