The Met Gala, fashion’s best-dressed night of the year, took place last night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, to kick off its newest exhibit “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”. The exhibit is opening mainly inside the new Anna Wintour Costume Center, and displays a number of pieces made by the famous fashion-meets-sculpture designer. During his lifetime, James was a celebrated designer, using innovative cuts and construction techniques to highlight various details in his extraordinary works. He believed that his designs should be used in order to teach design techniques, and the exhibit appears to do a great job of emphasizing his unique yet innovative practices. In parts of the exhibit, there are even “animations of how the fabrics were manipulated to come together in one piece . . .” which ” . . . add[s] to the experience” of the designs and the exhibit as a whole. James himself would be proud of this display, for it tells his whole life story, while highlighting his attention to every little detail in design. The exhibit is open to the public beginning on Thursday, May 8th, and will run through August 10th, and is sure to inspire various forgotten designs and details for upcoming seasons in fashion.