Saturday, March 28, 2009

Charles James

Images:A gown from the May07- Feb08 Charles James Exhibition, Kent State University

I love the graphic paneling on this Charles James Gown; a bold, simple effect that belies its complex construction. While the remarkable silhouette is obvious at any distance, I'd be interested in seeing some of the finer details. If you have close-up images of the gown or stole pictured below plz send them on!

Above: 1953 Gown and 1956 Stole by Charles James. Image: Brooklyn Museum

'Goose Poo'

I was amused to discover that one of my favourite colours is referred to in french as 'Caca d'oie'.