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Evening dress Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Manufacturer: (sample made for) Samuel Winston Date: 1952–53 Culture: American Medium: silk

Love these gorgeous examples of fabric manipulation - different types of smocking using soft folds to create repeating patterns and textures - creative sewing and #textiles ideas

Frank Lloyd Wright 1955 - What a great, dynamic pattern! Very rhythmic. Reminds me of a Piet Mondrian painting.

"Ribbon" Charles James  (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: spring/summer 1947 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 58 in. (147.3 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers, 1949