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Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Shortly after Georgia O'Keeffe's sexually infused art was featured in a retrospective, James created this design, which "merged his passions for historical styles and erotic sartorial markers," according to the museum. "The shawled overskirt frames the cascade of drapery on the underskirt in an O’Keeffe-like allusion to the primary site of feminine sexuality and procreation."