Charles James: Met Gala 2014

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Charles James has shaped the fashion industry like no one else. Now he is being honored by the most fashionable gala!

The Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit will be held in the newly renovated Costume Institute and will explore the career of the legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906-1978). The exhibit will examine James’s design process, focusing on his innovative tailoring that influence designers still today. About 75 of James’s most notable designs will be presented in the new Anna Wintour Costume Center.

5AustineHearstCloverLeafGownca1953Four Leaf Clover Gown. 1953

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Butterfly Ball Gown. 1955

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Four Leaf Clover Dress 1953

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Black Evening Dress. 1948

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The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing for the Anna Wintour Costume Center ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 6.35.10 PMPreview of the exhibit

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