Dress (Ball Gown) Charles James Date: 1948 Culture: American Medium: silk Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1949
SwanBy far the most complex James design in the Museum's collection, the Swan is made of more than thirty layers and nearly one hundred pattern pieces. Although James usually focused on one or two main concepts per design, this dress suggests that he was exploring combinations of influences and approaches.
silk Evening dress by Charles James. Charles James produced some of the most memorable garments ever made. He began his design career in the It peaked between the late and when his scarce and highly original gowns