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Charles James ballgown, 1951,    The Museum at FIT

Ballgown Designer: Charles James Medium: Black velvet and silk satin Date: 1951 Country: USA

Designer: Charles James  1906-1978  Medium: Black velvet and silk satin  Date: 1951

The Met - Charles James black velvet & silk satin 'petal' ballgown (American),

Dress Charles James, 1952-1953 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pink Evening dress, Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Manufacturer: (sample made for) Samuel Winston Date: Culture: American Medium: silk, synthetic

Charles James, Evening Dress, 1948, Black silk satin and black silk velvet, 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 Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1949

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,

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978), Ball gown, 1950–52, silk. Gift of Mrs. Marietta Tree, 1965. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"Petal" Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1951 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Marietta Tree, 1965 Accession Number:

James covered the surface of this 1952 dress with tiny jet bugle beads. The voluminous interior skirt, however, is made from many layers of fine tulle, ranging in color from black to orange to yellow. When the wearer danced or walked, bright flashes of tulle would peep out to flirt with her companions.

Charles James, Infanta dress c. 1952 This dress is called Infanta, or sometimes Williamsburg, referring to skirts worn at two different times in history. Infanta was a title used by royal women in the.

Charles James ball gown, 1953 From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress (Ball Gown) Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1953 Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 65 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ball gown Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1947 Culture: American Medium: silk Credit Line: Purchase, Costume Institute Benefit Fund, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, and Acquisitions Fund, 2013

Ball gown Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1947 Culture: American Medium: silk

"Swan", 1953 silk chiffon

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "Swan" Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1953

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

<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

"Swan" dress, by Charles James, 1951. LACMA

Swan Charles James, 1951 The Los Angeles County Museum of Art photo print ad coral pink gown swag drape strapless long full