Texas Fashion Collection's Charles James piece on display at New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

Texas Fashion Collection, designs by Charles James.The Texas Fashion Collection has four outfits by famed designer Charles James -- and one of them played a role in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition of James' works, "Beyond Fashion," running until Aug. 10. The collection loaned an understructure of an evening gown's skirt.

"It was in the name of research and getting to examine a dress from deep inside the layers of his extraordinary construction methods," says Myra Walker, design professor and curator at the fashion collection. "Charles James was a genius designer."

The detail made the catalog, which credited UNT, the Texas Fashion Collection and the College of Visual Arts and Design.