Silk taffeta, chiffon, and net "Butterfly" ball gown by Charles James, American, 1954. James originally designed the Butterfly for Mrs. William Randolph Hearst Jr. at the price of $ 1,250. Made of pleated silk chiffon and twenty-five yards of nylon net, this version weighs eighteen pounds. Its most notable features are structured side wings and a back bustle skirt. Only five examples of the Butterfly are known to exist.