Ola, Codie, Esmeralda, Nastya and Sasha (wearing paper dresses created by Rhea Thierstein) in “The One and Only” by Tim Walker for Vogue May 2014
In the May issue of Vogue, the magazine pays homage to legendary couturier Charles James. Photographer Tim Walker captures models swathed in voluminous gowns, much like those created by James, while the photographs themselves recall images originally taken by photographer Cecil Beaton, which were published in Vogue in the 1940s. This timely tribute is only fitting seeing as James will be the honoree at this year’s Costume Institute Gala. The exhibit, called Charles James: Beyond Fashion will showcase more than 100 of James’s gowns and will be on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning May 8 and will run through August 10.