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Charles James: Beyond Fashion

The expansive main gallery features 15 dramatically lit iconic James gowns from the 1940s and '50s. The dresses float on circular platforms with dramatic front views, while from behind they are analyzed on platform-mounted projection screens.

Merging history and state-of-the-art technology, moving light projectors direct the visitor's eye to the different areas of the gown that the digital content explores. Analytical animations, x-rays, and vintage images tell the story of each gown’s intricate construction and history.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art