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Fashion Culture | Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man

Interview with Valerie Steele, Curator & Director of the Museum at FIT

Video recording of Michèle and Carmela Spinelli’s conversation about Charles James at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

from the New York Times Books on Instagram, September 22, 2018

Scott Jones on his Give and Take Podcast conducts a lengthy interview with Michele about Charles James at 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.”

Michèle interviews Tina Barney for the Bomb (click image to see it on their site)


The Charles James Story with R. Couri Hay interviewing Michèle