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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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James's business took off in the 1930s. He began producing designs, including linens, accessories, and sportswear, for American buyers such as Best and Company, Marshall Field, Taylor Importing Company, and Casino Frocks. He divided his time between London and Paris while regularly sending dresses to the United States. In 1936 he became the toast of Paris with his first show there. Paul Poiret, one of the great Parisian couturiers, declared to James that "I pass you my crown. Wear it well." James stayed in Europe until 1939, when the war interfered with his work there.

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