Every summer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has had an exhibit featuring a remarkable designer.  The museum decided to have this annually after the legendary success of their “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit in the summer of 2011.  This exhibit brought in an unfathomable amount of revenue and publicity.  Some other exhibits they have featured were “Chanel” in 2005, “Punk: Chaos and Couture” in 2012, and “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” in 2014.  This year, the esteemed designer Charles James was featured.  This exhibit showcased his innovative construction and use of materials.  His evening gowns are truly one of a kind.  It is interesting to learn why each gown was made, whether it was upon request or simply our of necessity, they are all extremely ornate and well thought out.  On a side note: I have seen dozens of designers influenced by his iconic designs.

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