"Butterfly" Ball Gown, ca. 1955 from Charles James: Beyond Fashion Exhibit  Brown silk chiffon, cream silk satin, brown silk satin, dark brown nylon tulle

Butterfly Ball Gown, ca. 1955 from Charles James: Beyond Fashion Exhibit

Technology Brings the Designs of Charles James to Life - pictured: "Butterfly" ball gown, 1955 Charles James : The New York Times

"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)

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

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.

21 Ferocious Gowns Fit For An Evil Queen

"Four-Leaf Clover" ball gown, 1953 Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Silk: Ivory Duchesse satin;

Evening Gown, Charles James: 1951, silk chiffon, silk satin and nylon chiffon. "Charles James, considered an architect of dress, was obsessed with the nuances of his complicated constructed designs. This gown, with its massive billowing skirt, is composed of layer upon layer of silk, boning, horsehair, and crinoline." LACMA Collections Online

Evening Gown, Charles James: 1951 ("Charles James, considered an architect of…

Evening Dress Charles James, 1956 The Cincinnati Art Museum

Evening Dress Charles James, 1956 The Cincinnati Art Museum (OMG that dress!)

Evening Dress Artist/Maker:Charles James (English, designer Place:New York/New York/United States Classification:Women's Main Dress: Majority of Body/Costume and Accessory Medium:black silk velvet, off-white silk faille

Note: technical aspects of the "Four leaf clover" type dress ______________________________________ Charles James - technical details

charles-james-four-leaf-clover-gown Bodice corset with wrappers, "clover" solid condoms, as bottom. Try bonding with light fabric, gauze?

Dress  Charles James, 1950  The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I can see this on Ava Gardner.

The always gorgeous! Evening Dress Charles James, 1950 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Women's vintage designer cocktail evening wear fashion

Dinner dress Charles James  Date: 1939 Culture: American Medium: silk, synthetic Accession Number: 2013.406

Dinner dress Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1939 Culture: American Medium: silk, synthetic.

Evening Jacket Charles James, 1936 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening jacket Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: Culture: American. Front No. This is a great villainess piece.

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

Dinner dress Designer: Charles James Date: 1939 Culture: American Medium: silk, synthetic Accession Number: jαɢlαdy

Charles James - Couturier - Robe de Soirée 'Cygne' - Soie - Tons Marron -1953

Charles James Swan Gown - 1954 - by Charles James (American, born Great Britain, - Originally designed in black silk chiffon and tulle, the Swan was featured in Vogue US as early as 1951 - Chicago History Museum. Detail back

Charles James – Architectural Engineer  |  Coletterie

Black and petal pink evening dress! Elegant, sexy and classic! Charles James Petal Gown 1951 by Digirrl

Cocktail dress Charles James  (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978)  Manufacturer: (sample made for) Samuel Winston Date: 1952–53 Culture: American. Sideway

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

OH MY!!! Charles James theatrical corset, 1950-1959. Collection of MFIT.

Charles James theatrical corset, Collection at Museum of Fashion Institute of Technology NYC -BL

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