Charles James (in Phoenix!)

The Phoenix Art Museum has a lovely Charles James, go figure! Click on the image to read more about this astounding dress (including its heavily-engineered underpinnings).

I had no plans to go to Phoenix, but I think now, if it ever comes up, the the Phoenix Art Museum is going to be the first stop … from their site: "The Collection emphasizes major American designers of the 20th century including Adrian, Norell, Galanos, and Claire McCardell; and European Designers such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent." Like, whoa. (Although, as a point of pure, unadulterated quibbling, I think I would have put a comma after 'century' and done something different with that semicolon.)

0 thoughts on “Charles James (in Phoenix!)

  1. I love James’s architectural work so painfully.Just saw this and thought of you: the latest in inkjet-printable fabric is linen. linen ink-jet transfer sheets I’m betting we’ll see custom shops opening soon that will print the pattern of your choice on yardage. O brave new world.


  2. There’s some website ( where you can do this but it’s always down. So I suppose you can’t do it, yet. And it’s quite a bit of money (>$50) so I’ve not even started my design yet. I guess I’ll have to wait for desktop fabbing.


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