Evening Coat, 1947

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)
Evening Coat, 1947
Yellow satin-back silk faille lined with pale blue silk duchesse satin
Purchase, Costume Institute Benefit Fund, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, and Acquisitions Fund, 2013
(2013.383)

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

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