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

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“Petal” Ballgown Black velvet and silk satin, 1951 Ballgown Black silk chiffon, silk satin, netting, and boning, 1954–55. Charles James

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Evening dress

Evening dress (image 3) | Charles James | American | 1934 | satin | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum #: T.272-1974

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Stunning! Charles James 1953 gown Women's vintage designer fashion history clothing

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Evening bodice

Evening bodice (image 1) | Charles James | American | 1937-1939 | satin | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum #: T.288-1978

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Evening coat

Evening coat (image 3) | Charles James | American | 1936 | silk grosgrain | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum #: T.420-1977

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Evening bodice

Evening bodice (image 2) | Charles James | American | 1937-1939 | satin | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum #: T.289-1978

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Charles James, 'Swan' dress, 1951. James saw himself as a sculptor of beautiful dresses rather than a dressmaker.

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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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