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ID: 500100180
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500100180

 

Record Type: Person
James, Charles (American couturier, born in England, 1906-1978)

Note: Born in England, James studied briefly at the University of Bordeaux until he was sent by his family to work in Chicago. He immediately resigned his appointment with a utilities magnate and opened a hat shop. He later relocated to New York to become a dress designer. His first collection appeared in 1928. He commuted between New York and London from 1929 to 1934, when he began working in Paris under the patronage of Paul Poiret designing fabrics. From 1940-1947 he worked in New York, then showed a successful collection in Paris, 1947. He is known best for his sculptural ball gowns. He retired in 1958.

Names:
James, Charles (preferred,V,index)
Charles James (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
English
British (modern)

Roles:
fashion designer (preferred)
artist
designer
furniture designer
interior designer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Sandhurst (Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
patron was ....  Menil, Dominique de  
..................  (American patron, 1908-1997) [500253126]
worked with ....  Halston  
....................  (American fashion designer, 1932-1990) [500331835]
worked with ....  McGee, Arthur  
....................  (American fashion designer, 1933-2019) [500486606]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  James, Charles (I)

Biographies:
(American couturier, born in England, 1906-1978) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American couturier, 1906-1978) ..... [BHA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Charles James ........ [VP]
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
James, Charles ........ [BHA Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..............................  Callan, Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion (1998) 130
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 82110939; accessed 18 September 2006
..............................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) [Costume Institute]; accessed 18 September 2006

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Callan, Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion (1998) 130
....................  Coleman, Genius of Charles James (1982)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n82110939
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n82110939
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 82110939; accessed 18 September 2006
....................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2003-) [Costume Institute]; accessed 18 September 2006
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Callan, Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion (1998) 130
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