04 juillet 2012

Charles James, Ballgown, 1954-1955

Charles James, Ballgown, 1954-1955. Black silk chiffon, silk satin, netting, and boning. Gift of Robert Wells In Memory of Lisa Kirk. Object Number: 91.241.136. ©2010 Fashion Institute of Technology A true sculptor of fashion, Charles James would transform women by using boning, corsetry, and layers of fabric to create luxurious gowns with sophisticated silhouettes. French philosopher Gilles Lipovetsky asserts that couture "took a stand against standardization, against uniformity of appearance, against mass mimicry; it upheld and... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2012

Charles James, Ballgown, 1953

Charles James, Ballgown, 1953. Pink silk taffeta, silk satin, and boning. Museum Purchase. Object Number: P77.1.7. ©2010 Fashion Institute of Technology The Museum at FIT has one of the world's finest collections of dresses by Charles James, the great couturier whose explorations of shape arguably raised fashion to the status of art. Many of his greatest creations, like the Four Leaf Clover Ballgown, utilize an elaborate infrastructure to create the appearance of dynamic, fluid form. In shocking pink silk taffeta and pale pink silk... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2012

“Concert” ballgown by Charles James, 1949 US, Kent State

“Concert” ballgown by Charles James, 1949. US, Kent State
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21 juin 2012

“Butterfly” ballgown by Charles James, 1954-55 New York, Kent State

“Butterfly” ballgown by Charles James, 1954-55 New York, Kent State
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09 août 2009

1980s Roberto Capucci Couture Sculpted Ballgown, Rome

1980s Roberto Capucci Couture Sculpted Ballgown, Rome Built from bottom up, this couture gown is made of 100% textured silk and completely 3-dimensional. 100% Silk and 100% Bemberg Lining. size: 10/12 US, bust: 17 in., waist: 15.5 in., hip: 18.5 in., length: 60.5 in. Price contact dealer Torso Vintages. 272 Sutter St. San Francisco CA, 94108 - Phone: 415 391 3166 - E-Mail: john@torsovintages.com
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