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.
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 Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October
“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