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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Designer Charles James was instrumental in introducing American high fashion to Europe. Widely respected for his original dresses, he was unique among American designers in the 1930s in that he operated on the Paris pattern, creating clothes for private clients and then selling the original models to leading stores throughout the United States. In 1952 he entered the wholesale business, making his designs available to the general public through mass production. In 1955 he opened his own retail stores.

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