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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.
 
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. Touch for map. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 36th Street and West 37th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 485 7th Avenue, New York NY 10018, United States of America.
 
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 marker); Anne Klein ( within shouting distance of this marker); Koster and Bial's Music Hall ( about 500 feet away, measured in a
Charles James Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Charles James Marker
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.
 
Also see . . .  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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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