DescriptionCharles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) is regarded as one of the greatest designers in America to have worked in the tradition of the Haute Couture. Using sketches both to generate ideas and to record his finished designs, his unique creative process incorporated sculptural, scientific, and mathematical concepts that still influence designers today. Our stylish tote features an original Charles James sketch.
Copyright © Charles B. H. James and Louise D. B. James / Product © 2014 MMA.
Army duck canvas. 16 1/4''H x 14 1/4''W; 10'' handle drop.
- Army duck canvas
- 16 1/4''H x 14 1/4''W; 10'' handle drop
Art HistoryAfter designing in his native London, and also Paris, Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) arrived in New York City in 1940. James’s fascination with complex cut and seaming led to the creation of key design elements that he updated throughout his career: wrap-over trousers, figure-eight skirts, body-hugging sheaths, ribbon capes and dresses, spiral-cut garments, and evening dresses with pouf drapery.