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)
Clover Leaf Ball Gown, 1953
White silk satin and faille and black silk-rayon velvet
Gift of Elizabeth Fairall, 1953
Digital design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art