Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978)
Gift of Lee Krasner Pollock, 1975
Not on view
James placed a favored lyre-shaped seam on the suit jacket and mirrored its curve in the opposing cutaway front hem. The cropped front of the jacket then frames two of four splayed release darts from the waist of the skirt, which introduce ease to the zone of the abdomen and hips. Curving side seams shifted to the back result in the skirt’s narrowing taper.