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Charles James
Nationality: 
naturalized american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1906
Birth Place: 
Sandhurst, England
Death Date: 
1978
Death Place: 
New York
Attended Harrow(a boyhood friend was Cecil Beaton). Went to Chicago(his mother's home) to study architecture and journalism. Presented his first collection in London, 1929. Thereafter settled in New York and became known for his extraordinary experiments with shape and color. Although esteemed for his designs and patronized by many wealthy women, his eccentricities became legend and he retired in financial ruin, 1958.