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With two upcoming museum exhibitions, master couturier Charles James may finally get the recognition he deserves.

Charles James: Master Couturier in Pictures

With two upcoming museum exhibitions, master couturier Charles James may finally get the recognition he deserves.

Charles James MET exhibit

Now You Know: Charles James Was a Designing Genius—with an Ego to Match

Charles James MET exhibit

"He Was The Einstein of Fashion" Master couturier Charles James is finally getting the recognition he deserves.

Charles James: The Einstein of Fashion

"'He Was The Einstein of Fashion' Master couturier Charles James is finally getting the recognition he deserves.

Charles James was the definition of a perfectionist; he worked for years on refining certain seam lines, shapes and constructs.

Charles James such a total shame that being gay in his time was a crime .great thing he was interviewed and the guy saved all his work . or we couldn't get all gushing over it

My favorite fashion photo of all time.  Charles James Ball Gowns, 1948. Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Vogue

Cecil Beaton's photograph of Charles James's ball gowns for 'Vogue.' Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Charles James: Beyond Fashion," the Anna Wintour Costume Center's inaugural exhibition, focuses on the architectural nature of James' couture gowns.

January 1956    Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr., who placed fifth on the New York Dress Institute's annual list of the 'Ten best dressed women' is shown here wearing a creation of American designer Charles James.    It is a bright yellow chiffon draped sheath with a butterfly back sweep of taffeta and tulle, in shades of daffodil, orange, gold, and topaz.

January 1956 Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr., who placed fifth on the New York Dress Institute's annual list of the 'Ten best dressed women' is shown here wearing a creation of American designer Charles James. It is a bright yellow chiffon draped sheath with a butterfly back sweep of taffeta and tulle, in shades of daffodil, orange, gold, and topaz.

Now You Know: Charles James's Designs - Charles James Fashion Show, 1950 from #InStyle

Now You Know: Charles James Was a Designing Genius—with an Ego to Match

Now You Know: Charles James's Designs - Charles James Fashion Show, 1950 from

The Costume Rail: Charles James and Fishtail Gowns

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "Diamond" Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1957 Culture: American Medium: silk Sideways

Charles James: The Master Couturier also known as "The Einstein of Fashion"

Charles James: Master Couturier in Pictures

1934.  Silk satin wedding dress -- Back.  Designer Charles James.   V, #T.271-1974

Wedding dress

Silk satin wedding dress designed by Charles James, London. Worn by Barbara 'Baba' Beaton for her marriage to Alec Hambro. Given by Mrs Alec Hambro, 1934 (© Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

Charles James “Butterfly” 1954 detail.  The Butterfly’s enormous skirt is held in place at the rear with two structured side wings made from nylon mesh, plastic boning, and horsehair.

Gorgeous sculpture of a dress. "Charles James “Butterfly,” detail The Butterfly’s enormous skirt is held in place at the rear with two structured side wings made from nylon mesh, plastic boning, and horsehair.

Now You Know: Charles James's Designs - Models in Charles James Designs, 1950 from #InStyle

Now You Know: Charles James Was a Designing Genius—with an Ego to Match

Love the neckline 1950 Fashion Guild award winner Charles James, photo by Eliot Elisofon, October 1950

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