One of my most favorite design events, opening the spring every year, also known as the best fashion event of the year, is the opening of the major show at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is always surprising, exciting, well-done, and mostly remarkable. This time, taking place at the new Anna Wintour Costume Center, of which ribbon was cut that morning by the First Lady Michelle Obama, is the breathtaking exhibition "Charles James: Beyond Fashion." It comes to celebrate the glamour career of one of the more important and intriguing figures in the history of fashion couture. To the visionary James, fashion was much more than a form of design. It was a form of art, and he, artist declared more than once to be the copied person in the world.