Butterfly Ball Gown, ca. 1955

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)
Butterfly Ball Gown, ca. 1955
Brown silk chiffon, cream silk satin, brown silk satin, and brown and purple nylon tulle
Purchase, Friends of the Costume Institute Gifts, 2013

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

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