“It is impossible to talk about Charles James without discussing his clothing, but one also cannot talk about the clothing without mentioning art, music, architecture, and, above all, sex.” – Michèle in Quest, January 2018
Magazine reported on Michèle’s recent appearance at FIT where “more than 300 people […] listened as Gerber Klein and [Dr. Valerie] Steele explored the life of America’s first grand master of fashion, Charles James – the man Christian Dior named as the inspiration for the “New Look” and Cristóbal Balenciaga called “the greatest couturier in the world”.
Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills reported that “Noted author and founder of Joan Vass, USA, Michele Gerber Klein presented a wonderful lecture based on her book: Charles James Portrait of an Unreasonable Man at Virginia Robinson Gardens on September 28, 2018. As a special bonus for the audience, member Regina Drucker brought an original and rare Charles James blue periwinkle evening gown from 1933.”
(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.
Collector’s Corner: Michèle Gerber Klein – on AXA ART
Michèle 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.
Michèle in the obituary for Michael Vollbracht in the New York Times.