Scarf Evening Dress, 1937–38

This animation, one of 26 created for the 2014 Costume Institute exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion, highlights a notable James design emblematic of his approach to garment construction.

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906­–1978)
Scarf Evening Dress, 1937–38
Black silk crepe
Purchase, Annette de la Renta Gift, 2013
(2013.301)

Digital design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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