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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jan Reeder, Consulting Curator for the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discussed the exhibition "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on May 28, 2014. She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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The Scientific Revolution of the Ball Gown

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Couturier Charles James' sculptural, scientific and mathematical approaches forever changed the world of high fashion. The Metropolitan Museum is showcasing his decades of work, including wrap-over trousers, figure-eight skirts, body-hugging sheaths, ribbon capes and dresses, spiral-cut garments, poufs and, of course, the gowns.

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