Designed by Charles James / Suit / 1951Designed by Charles James

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Creator Name: James, Charles
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1906 - 1978
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Charles James
Title: Suit
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1951
Creation End Date: 1951
Creation Date: 1951
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: silk, wool
Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm); (b) L. at center back 26 1/2 in. (67.5 cm); (c) L. at center back 20 1/2 in. (52 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1975.246.5a-c
Credit Line: Gift of Eleanor Searle Whitney McCollum, 1975

Capturing the colors of autumn, James created a suit of pronounced modernist shapes, complementing cashmere with an orange-rust silk satin.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1975.246.5a-c
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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