Charles James

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Birthday
18, 1906
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Sep 23, 1978 (72)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1906
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Sep 23, 1978 (72)

About

Fashion designer recognized as America's first couturier.

Before Fame

In 1926, he opened his first hat shop, Charles Boucherdon, which he named after a school friend.

Trivia

He designed the entire interior and select pieces of furniture for Dominique de Menil's home.

Family Life

He was born-and-raised in Chicago.

Associated With

He died alone at the Chelsea Hotel -- the same place actress Gaby Hoffmann lived for several years during her youth.