A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James

A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James

May 31 - September 7, 2014

The Menil Collection

1515 Sul Ross Street , Houston, TX 77006 Get directions


Neatly coinciding with Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Menil’s version explores the commissions, both clothes and furniture, that James received from the de Menils. His plush velvet furnishings (including this settee) were in stark contrast to the hard-edged minimalism of their Philip Johnson-designed home in River Oaks. Let the sartorial saturnalia begin!

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