Image ID
ICHi-063465
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); costume
Copyright Notice
© 2014 Chicago Historical Society, all rights reserved.
Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-063465
Inventory Number
1958.74
Storage Location
Cost
Acquisition Source
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Farwell III
Max Pixels - Height
3890
Max Pixels - Width
2580
KEYWORDS
1958.74
Charles James
Chic Chicago
i63465
fashion
20%
James, Charles, 1906-1978
Marshall Field and Company
Willing, Margaret
dresses
gowns
Farwell, John V. III, Mrs.
Butterfly
costume
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ICHi-63465
butterfly ball gown by charles james

Partial 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.

Partial 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.

8/25/2011