Image ID
ICHi-063464
Headline
Butterfly ball gown by Charles James
Title (of Artwork/Object)
Butterfly
Date Created
1954
Creator
James, Charles, 1906-1978
Creator Role
designer
Artwork/Object Depicted
dresses (garments); evening dresses (garments)
Copyright Notice
© 2014 Chicago Historical Society, all rights reserved.
Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-063464
Inventory Number
1958.74
Storage Location
Cost
Acquisition Source
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Farwell III
Max Pixels - Height
3087
Max Pixels - Width
2656
KEYWORDS
1958.74
Charles James
Chic Chicago
fashion
20%
Butterfly
dresses
Farwell, John V. III, Mrs.
gowns
James, Charles, 1906-1978
Marshall Field and Company
Willing, Margaret
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butterfly ball gown by charles james

Back view of silk chiffon, taffeta, and net ball gown titled Butterfly, designed by Charles James and manufactured by Marshall Field and Company, New York, New York, 1954. Worn by Mrs. John V. Farwell III, nèe Margaret Willing. Originally designed for Mrs. William Randolph Hearst Jr.

Back view of silk chiffon, taffeta, and net ball gown titled Butterfly, designed by Charles James and manufactured by Marshall Field and Company, New York, New York, 1954. Worn by Mrs. John V. Farwell III, nèe Margaret Willing. Originally designed for Mrs. William Randolph Hearst Jr.

8/9/2007