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A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James

Presented by Menil Collection at Menil Collection, Houston TX

May 31 2014
Sep 14 2014
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, the

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