"Charles James: Beyond Fashion"

Museums & Attractions

Textiles

Upper East Side

Until Sun Aug 10

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  • Photograph: Michael A. Vaccaro; courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Charles James, 1952

  • Photograph: Cecil Beaton; Beaton/Vogue/Condé Nast Archive; courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Eight models wearing Charles James gowns, in French & Company's eighteenth century French paneled room

  • Photograph: Cecil Beaton; The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's; courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Nancy James in Charles James Swan Gown, 1955

  • Photograph: Cecil Beaton; The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's; courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Charles James Butterfly Gown, 1954

Photograph: Michael A. Vaccaro; courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Charles James, 1952

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Susan G

Wow! An exquisite exhibit. The technology to show the intricate construction was novel...and I loved seeing his original muslins and patterns too. It is weird that the exhibit is split in 2 opposite corners of the Met - signage is terrible to help you find the other half