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Charles James foi um estilista da segunda metade do século XX conhecido pelos cortes complexos e arquitetônicos construídos com perfeição, tido como o primeiro estilista da alta costura americana.

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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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Charles James- details

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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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"Petal" Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1951 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in. (152.4 cm)

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Dress Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Manufacturer: (sample made for) Samuel Winston Date: 1952–53 Culture: American Medium: wool

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I think I would feel like a princess in this dress.....just need a girdle now

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Dress, green wool, Charles James, AW 1952-1953, the Met

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Muslin (detail), 1946. Machine– and hand–sewn white cotton muslin, hand–marked grain and seam lines in red, blue, and lead pencil. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

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21 Ferocious Gowns Fit For An Evil Queen

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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