Charles James | "Petal" | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Petal" Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1951 Culture: American Medium: silk. Credit Line: Gift of Marietta Tree, 1965. I LOVE the color and the handkerchief effect of the color green as the color goes down from the bodice and meets the primary skirt, SO cute!!!
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of mahogany with leather sides and ivory tip, painted in gold with a kingly crown and GR III, 16cm, 6 1/4in long Provenance: from a descendant of the House of Bourbon. During the 18th century the fashion for wigs was at its height. Perukes (powdered wigs) were teased into fantastical shapes, the more expensive examples being made from real human hair. They became something of a status symbol, an everyday wig cost about 25 shillings (a week’s pay for a common labourer in London), whereas a…