Evening dress (image 2) | Charles James | American | 1934 | satin | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum #: T.272-1974

Evening dress

Evening dress (image 2) | Charles James | American | 1934 | satin | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum #: T.272-1974

Evening dress, Charles Jame, 1939; silk, synthetic. -The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013.406 (front)

Evening dress, Charles Jame, 1939; silk, synthetic. -The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013.406 (front)

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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Cocktail dress Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1953–54 Culture: American Medium: silk. Front

Cocktail dress Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1953–54 Culture: American Medium: silk. Front

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