James, Charles, -1978

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British born fashion designer, James opened his couture business in Paris in 1934 where he developed close associations with Dior, Poiret and others before relocating to New York in 1939. Retiring in 1958, he turned his attention to painting and scullpture but in 1962 designed a line for E.J. Korvette. He is known for his dolman wraps, asymmetrical shapes, sculptured effects and precise cuts and seams.

From the description of Charles James collection, 1955-1977. (Fashion Institute of Tech Library). WorldCat record id: 773503878

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creatorOf James, Charles, d. 1978. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Binai, Paul. Papers relating to Charles James, 1963-1974. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn James, Church (William Brega), 1906-1978 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Costumes and Textiles. Records, Exhibition views: installations. Decade of Design for Mrs. Millicent H. Rogers by Charles James. 1948-1949. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Costumes and Textiles. Records, Exhibition views: installations. Genius of Charles James. 1982-1983. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf James, Charles, d. 1978. Charles James collection, 1955-1977. Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Gladys Marcus Library
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Education. Records, Exhibition views: installations. Genius of Charles James. 1982-1983. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Wagstaff, Samuel J. Samuel Wagstaff papers, 1932-1985. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Costumes and Textiles. corporateBody
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associatedWith Wagstaff, Samuel J. person
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Fashion designers--History--20th century--Sources
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Birth 1906-07-18

Death 1978-09-23

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