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Charles James

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Charles James Marker
Inscription.  This Anglo-American couturier is widely regarded as one of the greatest fashion designers in history. Having begun his career as a milliner in the 1920s, James later incorporated the sculptural techniques of hat making into his dress designs. His juxtaposition of opulent fabrics and unparalleled color combinations was enhanced by his inimitable and complex constructions. James’ engineered garments came as close to works of art as anything ever made in the realm of fashion.
 
Erected 2001.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 40° 45.112′ N, 73° 59.394′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Seventh Avenue. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 36th Street and West 37th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 485 7th Avenue, New York NY 10018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giorgio Di Sant’Angelo (a few steps from this marker); Bonnie Cashin (within shouting distance of this
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Charles James Marker
marker); Anne Klein (within shouting distance of this marker); Here the Motion Picture Began (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mainbocher (about 500 feet away); Lilly Daché (about 500 feet away); Willi Smith (about 600 feet away); Perry Ellis (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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1. Charles James - FMD. James looked upon his dresses as works of art, as did many of his customers. Year after year, he reworked his original designs, ignoring the seasons. The components of the precisely constructed designs were interchangeable so that James had a never-ending fund of ideas from which to draw. (Submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Charles James. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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By from Interview Magazine, unknown
3. Charles James
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on April 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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May. 26, 2020