Charles James produced some of the most memorable garments ever made. He began his design career in the 1930s.  It peaked between the late 1940s and mid- 1950s, when his scarce and highly original gowns were sought after by society's most prominent women

Evening Jacket, Charles James (American, born Great Britain, ca. "Charles James produced some of the most memorable garments ever made. He began his design career in the

Evening Coat Charles James, 1949 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Coat Charles James, 1949 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

ephemeral-elegance: “ Full Length Velvet Evening Coat, 1949 Charles James Worn by Mary Jane Russell in Vogue ”

Suit  Hubert de Givenchy, 1960  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dinner ensemble House of Givenchy (French, founded Designer: Hubert de Givenchy (French, born Beauvais, Date: ca.

"Cossack"  Designer:Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date:1952 Culture:American Medium:wool Credit Line:Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Muriel Bultman Francis, 1966 Accession Number:2009.300.402

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

Cocktail dress Designer: Charles James  Date: 1952–54 * 1500 free paper dolls fashion & style at Arielle Gabriel's The International Paper Doll Society #QuanYin5 Twitter QuanYin5 Linked In #ArtrA

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

Cocktail dress Charles James  Manufacturer: (sample made for) Samuel Winston Date: 1952–54 Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number: 2013.341

Cocktail dress Charles James Manufacturer: (sample made for) Samuel Winston Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number:

Charles James Dinner Suit, 1954

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Charles James - Couturier - Robe de Soirée 'infante' - 1952 - Taupe

omgthatdress: Charles James “Infanta” dress ca. 1950 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art This is ALSO adorable. But why are they all such hideous colors?

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This suit, by designer Charles James, is one of the items featured in the MFIT Online Collections. Designer: Charles James Red silk with gold metallic threadsDate: USACredit: Gift of Jill Anson Szarkowski

Designer: Charles James  1906-1978  Medium: Red silk with gold metallic threads  Date: 1955
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