Charles James – The Couture Secrets of Shape
an exhibition by Rick Owens
presents a selection of rare vintage prints, patterns, prototypes, dresses,
tools and original drawings by Charles James,
from the 1930s to the early 1970s. 

Charles James is now seen as one of the most important American fashion designers
of the 20th century. His work has resulted in a radical shift in the conventions of fashion.

As a tribute to Charles James, Rick Owens, one of his greatest admirers,
wrote about his relationship with James.
When I started my label in the mid-Nineties, my ultimate goal was to be Charles James.
Complete devotion to craft, scorn for conventional prosaic comforts,
but attention and respect reserved exclusively for the mega-refined and extravagant

On view at 10 Corso Como,  sculpted and elegantly shaped,
a reinterpretation by Rick Owens
of one of the archetypal gown by Charles James
as the epitome of timeless elegance.

1st June – 28th July, 2019
Every day, 10.30 am – 7.30 pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10.30 am – 9.00 pm