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Charles James Exhibition

Charles James ExhibitionIf you haven’t seen this wonderful exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum’s  Costume Institute you must run before it closes next week.    The digital robotic cameras  that  zoom into each dress’s specific detail and shows you how the detail was created and attached to the dress was amazing!!!!!

As soon as you walk through the exhibit, at least for me, today’s icons of fashion can be recognized.   A Charles James day dress reminded me of a Norma Kamali I owned in the 80’s;

James certainly had great influences on the likes of Halston and Donna Karen.    But that digital camera brought great insight into the genius of this designer.

I went with a dear friend on a Friday evening and participated in the Charles James Birthday celebration on the Balcony; wandered through the exhibition and then visited the sculpture hall whre they had a Walk in Drawing session with a model in one of his fabulous ball gowns!    Fun was had by all.