Ball Gown, 1948–49

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)
Ball Gown, 1948–49
Pale pink silk satin and ivory silk twill
Gift of Jane Love Lee, 1993
(1993.427)

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

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