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Charles James Tobacco Taffeta Cocktail Skirt 1952–53

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Embroidered and appliqued jet glass, sequins, and velvet florals on a tobacco silk taffeta ground. The aerodynamic understructure pushes skirt out to exaggerated proportions. Made for Samuel Winston. Unlabelled. The exact cocktail skirt is in the collection of the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art. ts description reads: Object Details Title: Cocktail skirt Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Manufacturer: Sample made for Samuel Winston Date: 1952–53
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