Evening dress Front of evening dress

Charles James

The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT
New York City, United States

Charles James is famous for his ability to “sculpt” with fabric, and his garments are often considered to be works of art. Many fashion historians attribute James’s adept use of elaborate, rigid structures and fluid folds to his early career as a milliner. The Museum at FIT has one of the world’s best collections of his dresses.


  • Title: Evening dress Front of evening dress
  • Creator: Charles James
  • Creator Birth Date: 1906
  • Creator Death Date: 1978
  • Date Created: 1955
  • Location Created: USA
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Copyright The Museum at FIT
  • Medium: Pink silk taffeta and netting
  • Credit: Gift of Robert Wells In Memory of Lisa Kirk

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