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A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James
The Menil Collection presents the exhibition A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James. May 31 – September 7, 2014.
Panel discussion with Harold Koda and others, May 31 at 7pm.
Charles James (1906-1978) is considered by many to be America’s first couturier. Starting as a hat milliner, by the 1940’s he established himself as a premier fashion designer for an elite clientele including Millicent Rogers and Gloria Swanson.
John and Dominique de Menil were introduced to James in the mid- to late-1940s, and Dominique de Menil began to buy pieces from him soon thereafter. As the relationship deepened, theView more
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