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Forget the Met: See Charles James At The Menil Collection

Image via The Menil Collection
Image via The Menil Collection

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Solange, Jay and Bey may not be at the after-party (but, wait—it is in H-town, the girls' hometown, so you never know...) but there's an exhibition opening next week at The Menil Collection that rivals the Met's recent homage to designer Charles James.

Opening May 31 and on view through Sept. 7, A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James, explores the work of James in relation to some of his most committed patrons and clients, John and Dominique de Menil. After the completion of their Philip Johnson-designed home in 1950 in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, the de Menils hired James to dress the interior. Fittingly, the exhibition is "a conversation between wardrobe and interior," says the museum, with a selection of evening gowns, suits, coats and daywear from Dominique de Menil's personal collection, complemented by furniture James designed for the de Menils and wall colors that evoke their home.
· The Menil Collection [Official Site]

Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St., Houston