July 17, 2014

I ❤ NY: The Charles James Exhibit at the MET


     As some of you may know, every season the Anna Wintour Costume Institute chooses a theme or designer that will be displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (fall's theme has already been announced). Perhaps one of the most famous past exhibits was Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty. This year, the Institute chose to feature Charles James, a British designer who was known for his highly structured aesthetic. I know some of you as readers are not going to be able to visit NYC in time to see the exhibit, but fear not! I took tons of pictures of the exhibit so you can feel like you were there too. Prepare to see some gorgeous dresses after the jump!



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The title wall.


An excerpt about Charles James & his work.


Wool jackets.


Cape-like yellow jacket with some gowns to the side.


Puffy jacket - reminds me of the clothing the actors wore in the movie the Bladerunner.


Shorter gowns. Love the neckline on the red one.


More floor-length gowns.


A black satin gown.


This dress was structured beautifully and the fabric was just as gorgeous.


The display room featuring some of James's famous silhouettes.


Swan gown.


Tree Ball Gown


Ivory Ball Gown.


Emerald Ball Gown.


Black & White Clover Gown


Lace Clover Gown.


Ivory-Pink Ball Gown.


Butterfly gown (front)


Butterfly Gown (back)


Sleeveless Ivory Ball Gown.


Red & White Ball Gown.



     Charles James: Beyond Fashion will run through August 10th 2014. If you're visiting New York in time to see it, definitely try to go see it! The Metropolitan Museum is a must-see if you're visiting New York anyway! It's a fairly informative experience when you go see the ball gowns up close. If you noticed the small cameras and screens besides the dresses in the photos, those are "x-ray" cameras that actually show you how the dress was made, piece by piece. Some of the cameras even go inside the dress and show you the interior. It was very interesting to see! 

      I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did visiting, taking pictures, and writing about it! 

3 comments:

  1. I really enjoy reading your post and hope to make it there this Sunday, the last day. Thanks for the information.

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    1. It's a lovely exhibit! However the ball gowns are in a separate section, so make sure to check out both sections when you're there!

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  2. It's a lovely exhibit! However the ball gowns are in a separate section, so make sure to check out both sections when you're there!

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