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)
Lampshade Evening Dress, ca. 1955
Black rayon velvet and black silk-cotton satin
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009
Digital design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art