Preview the Costume Institute's 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Exhibit

Not in New York? No problem. Catch a glimpse of this year's show below, where each design is more breathtaking than the next.

While all eyes are set on the red carpet outside New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a moment to preview the exhibit being celebrated tonight: "Charles James: Beyond Fashion." The collection includes larger-than-life ball gowns and refined dress coats, and focuses on how James brought his exquisite, idiosyncratic designs to life.

The exhibit will remain open to the public from May 8 though August 10. See more of James' iconic pieces here, and scroll down to catch a preview of the museum collection below.

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