Scott Jones on his Give and Take Podcast conducts a lengthy interview with Michele about Charles James at https://giveandtake.fireside.fm/98 including this James quote, “All fashion is a rehearsal for procreation.” James also invented the quilted jacket, using zippers on dresses, and many other fashion ideas we all take for granted.
In a podcast interview with Monocle , Michele says, [Charles James was also] “very influential to artists of the 30s, 40s, 50s, and even Andy Warhol” … “He was an artist who was making clothes.” … “He put dresses in museums.”
The New York Social Diary reported on the party Rizzoli hosted April 11 in celebration of the book publication at the Bouley test kitchen. Guests included photographer Tina Barney, Adam Weinberg, Adelaide de Menil, R. Coury Hay, Jonah Bokaer, Amy Fine Collins, Fernanda Eberstadt, Frederick Eberstadt, Richard Johnson, Harold Koda, William Ivey Long, Valerie Steele, Karen Von Godtsenhoven and Lynn Yaeger.
Michele Gerber Klein’s book party for Charles James Portrait of an Unreasonable Man was featured in Richard Johnson’s widely read column in the New York Post.
Collector’s Corner: Michèle Gerber Klein – on AXA ART
Michele Gerber Klein Charles James… Beyond Fashion
Michèle was awarded the 2011 Mann Foundation’s Woman of the Year for her work in philanthropy and fashion.
Vogue published an article which described Michele’s party for the twenty-fifth reunion of her Brearley high school class as reported in Elizabeth Fishel’s book Reunion: The Girls We Used to Be, the Women We Became. This gathering was the impetus for the book.