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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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James worked within his own vision of the silhouette. His asymmetrical draped clothes were made in lustrous, weighty fabrics such as heavy faille, slipper satin, and velvet and combined fabrics of different textures in the same dress. One of his best-known designs was the complicated culotte, which had one trouser leg and one skirtlike leg folded over to the other side. He also experimented with colors in his evening clothes, combining apricot and eggplant, shell pink and ginger, and orange and rose.

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