Back by popular demand: More Charles James. OK. You asked for it. Here's another stunning, iconic Silhouette by Charles James: The Butterfly Ball Gown.
This dress is 18lbs with twenty five yards of tulle!!! (I especially appreciate how he used variations of colors in the layers of Tulle to give it a greater depth and richness of color.)
He would even make an individualized Dress Form for the woman he was creating it for. No wonder he considered himself more of an artist and
The Four-Leaf Clover dress is the most iconic of James' gowns and its construction is among the most complicated of all his dresses. Taking a more whimsical turn this Fashion Friday to pay tribute to one of my favorite Fashion Designers, Charles James ( July 18, 1906 – September 23, 1978) in celebration of the 112th Anniversary of his birth. James was a British-born fashion designer who is considered as "America's First Couturier." He's famous for his sculptural, scientific,
My husband and are going to a gallery in Chelsea over the weekend. A dear friend of ours had some of his pieces chosen to be featured in a juried exhibition at the Prince Street Gallery. I can't go to New York without thinking of Bill Cunningham, the Fashion photographer (and milliner) who celebrated everyday NYC style in his column "On the Street" in the New York Times. Since Bill Cunningham was a man of few words this will be a post of few words. (His obituary in the New Yo
A handful of you met me during the brief period I represented KOKOON clothing. However, most of you on this mailing list, know me for my own Bamboo Clothing line and/or my custom work. I have not actively represented KOKOON for over a year now, but earlier this week I felt like I officially put one chapter behind, cleared some space for wonderful things to come in.
I just took the last of my KOKOON samples to the Wyncote Green Street Consignment Shop. What pieces they did