"Butterfly" by Charles James ca. 1955 From the Metropolitan Museum of Art via the New York Times
Charles James with Model by Cecil Beaton, 1943
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1842 dress via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1909 - 1913
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"Butterfly" Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: ca. 1955 Culture: American Medium: silk, synthetic, metal
Often cited as the greatest American couturier, Charles James was an Englishman born and bred, educated at Harrow, where he met Cecil Beaton, who took this photograph. KA
French Riding ensemble // c. 1905; Silk, metal thread, ostrich feathers…