Anglo-American couturier Charles James was acknowledged as the best dressmaker in the world by both Christian Dior and Cristóbal Balenciaga. These are his ball gowns from 1948. Photo: Cecil Beaton/Courtesy of Luvanis/Charles James Estate

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Anglo-American couturier Charles James was acknowledged as the best dressmaker in the world by both Christian Dior and Cristóbal Balenciaga. These are his ball gowns from 1948. Photo: Cecil Beaton/Courtesy of Luvanis/Charles James Estate
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