Get ready: the Metropolitan Museum Of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala (AKA the Met Gala) is on Monday, which means there's some srsly epic dresses to scope on the way. The big night celebrates the museum's annual fashion exhibition and always features A-list guests such as Kimye and Anna Wintour. Previous subjects included Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (which opens in March 2015 at the V&A Museum – don't miss). Long story short: major. This year, it's all about Charles James. Don't recognise the name? Check out the history of one of the world's first couturiers, as told through 10 of his legendary dresses.

Like what you see? You can find even more incredible images in the official Charles James, Beyond Fashion book, available here.