The greatest designer you’ve probably never heard of — Charles James — is about to be introduced to a new generation of fashion fans.
James, whose turbulent career stretched from his 1927 start in Chicago until his 1978 death in New York City, is the focus of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Running May 8-Aug. 10, “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” is taking up residence in the new Anna Wintour Costume Center within the Met’s Costume Institute and extends to galleries on the museum’s first floor.
I was lucky to see an exhibit of his amazing work at the Chicago History Museum. It is a must-see!!