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Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape

Edited by Homer Layne, Dorothea Mink. Preface by Rick Owens. Text by Valerie Steele, R. Couri Hay, Paul Caranicas, Carolin Roider, Charles James.

Avant-garde designs from “America's First Couturier”
British-American designer Charles James (1906–1978), “America’s First Couturier,” is famed for the extraordinarily elegant evening gowns he created in the 1930s for society ladies on both sides of the Atlantic. But from the beginning of his career, James also designed revolutionary unisex styles like the famous eiderdown evening jacket, designed in 1937 and revived as a cult design object in 1970s New York. The eiderdown jacket and James’ other unisex designs share with his ball gowns a sculptural, architectural presence and a rigorously cerebral design process grounded in science and mathematics. James is regarded as a visionary thinker in the world of fashion, introducing lasting innovations in both technique and methodology (he is also widely known today through Paul Thomas Anderon’s 2017 movie Phantom Thread, loosely based on James’ life).
Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape goes beyond the evening gowns, focusing on James’ unisex designs and his life in the artist community at the Chelsea Hotel, where he lived from 1964 until his death in 1978. He remained restlessly creative in this period, his rooms at the Chelsea serving as studio, workshop and archive. In 1973 he published The Charles James Approach to Structural Design; this glimpse into his thinking at this time is included in this publication in facsimile reproduction. Edited by Homer Layne, James’ last assistant, and professor Dorothea Mink, with a preface by fashion designer Rick Owens, this volume reveals a new facet of James’ groundbreaking body of work.


Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape

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Text by Guisy Ferre. Designed By Luca Stoppini.

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Pub Date: 3/8/2011
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By Nadia Mezian, Daniel Rey. Photographs by Graziano Villa. Introduction by Pierre Berger.

SKIRA

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Pub Date: 9/6/2011
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ISBN: 9788857219288 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 3/4/2014
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