Clover Leaf Ball Gown, 1953

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
(C.I.53.73)

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

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