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Charles James Butterfly Gowns, 1950s. Although he had salons in London an Paris in the 1930s, James was an influential American designer that opened a custom-made business in New York in the 1940s. Known for lavish ball gowns and architectural shapes, James was considered to be among the most original American designers.

Charles James Butterfly Gowns, New York Lavish ball gowns and architectural shapes.

"Butterfly", Charles James, 1955

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "Butterfly" Charles James. "Butterfly" Designer:Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date:ca.

Alexander McQueen for Givenchy couture (wildflower embroidered gown) embroidered dress old world style eastern european style

Just WOW!    aciddollpinup:    Wonderful Dress <3    (Source: ourmarilyn)

Tri-Cities needs to have a Gala event so I can wear a dress like this! Dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in There’s No Business Like Show Business,

c. 1954-55 Charles James USA ballgown of black silk chiffon, silk satin, netting and boning. The Museum at FIT - Online Collections

Swan Gown Charles James Swans have figured prominently in Western literature, music, and ballet, and they have also been represented in fashion in myriad ways. Charles James’s Swan dress (considered by some fashion historians to be his.

#CharlesJames 1958  Just about as perfectly exquisite as you can imagine...and then some!

Charles James / Charles James (American, b. England, Ball gown, 1949 Silk taffeta and duchess satin Photo by Ken Howie

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Orlando was a great and beautiful film. Tilda Swinton as Orlando photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Vogue, July 1993

vuittonv: “ Christian Dior Haute Couture silk taffeta-and-tulle dress, fall 1949. ph. Annie Leibovitz. Vogue US (May 2016). ”

Christian Dior Haute Couture silk taffeta-and-tulle dress, fall 1949 /ph. Annie Leibovitz / Vogue US, May 2016

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Charles James ball gown, 1953 From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress (Ball Gown) Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1953 Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 65 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery, by Norman Hartnell. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during the Tour of Canada and the United States of America, October 1957. The Royal Collection © 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October 16, 1957: Queen Elizabeth attends dinner at the historical old Williamsburg Inn, USA /original photo (via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr). CLICK THROUGH FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery, by Norman Hartnell. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during the Tour of Canada and the United States of America, October Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October

Irene-Silk brocade and chiffon dress, 1958

“I’ve no idea when I’m going to wear it, the girl replied calmly. I only knew that I had to have it. Once I tried it on, well… She shrugged. The dress claimed me.” ― Isabel Wolff, A Vintage Affair

Silk Brocade and Chiffon Dress - 1958 - by Irene Inspiration for Therian court dress on high holidays

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Butterfly Charles James, 1954 The Chicago History Museum The Metropolitan Museum of Art