Thursday, May 27, 2010
5 Days of Dresses: Day 4
Charles James, "Butterfly" Ball Gown, 1955. Smoke gray silk chiffon; pale gray silk satin; aubergine, lavender and oyster white tulle.
Another Charles James stunner. It needs to be seen from different angles to get the full impact.
The dress weighs eighteen pounds (it's a gown and a workout! I love multitasking fashion!) and has twenty-five yards of tulle.
From American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection, at Brooklyn Museum until August 1, 2010.