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)
Figure-Eight Dinner Dress, 1939
Green-gray silk satin
Purchase, Costume Institute Benefit Fund, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, and Acquisitions Fund, 2013
Digital design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art