Metropolitan Museum of Art

Met’s Charles James: Beyond Fashion Press Event

Met’s Charles James: Beyond Fashion Press Event 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a press presentation today at the Museum to reveal early details about The Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, and the new Anna Wintour Costume Center, both opening on May 8.

Aerin Lauder, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and Anna Wintour joined Museum Director Thomas P. Campbell, Museum President Emily Rafferty, and Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute Harold Koda in the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery for a glimpse of some of the James gowns to be featured in the exhibition, on view May 8–August 10, 2014, at the Met in New York City.

Elettra Wiedemann , fashion model and host of her own show on Vogue’s new channel, “Electtra’s GOODNESS” , wore a facsimile of Charles James’s Clover Leaf Gown that had been created to study the dress in motion, since the original, like all accessioned objects at the Museum, cannot be worn.

This is exhibition is a must see !

Top Photo Caption: (from left) Thomas P. Campbell, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, Anna Wintour, Aerin Lauder, Emily K. Rafferty, and Harold Koda at the Met’s Charles James: Beyond Fashion advance press event.

Bottom Photo Caption: Elettra Wiedemann (right) in a facsimile of Charles James’s Clover Leaf Gown opposite the original gown (left).

Photos: Joe Schildhorn,