Charles James in 1948.
Dior called him “the greatest talent of my generation,”
but he was often too early to get credit for his breakthrough
© Irving Penn
A model wearing a exaggerate silhouette of silk dress, designed by Charles James 1956
Photo Nina Leen
A Model waiting to go on at fashion show; in background, designer Charles James is standing on steps with models wearing dresses from his collection 1950
Photo Eliot Elisofon