September 16th, 2015 Culture Fashion New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 Spring Costume Institution Exhibit, China: Through The Looking Glass opened May 1st and ran until August 16th. The exhibit showcased how China has influenced fashion throughout the centuries with over 130 breath taking couture and ready-to-wear pieces that were brilliantly paired with Chinese paintings, costumes, porcelains, and films. Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute collaborated with the Department of Asian Art to create the show, which was under the artistic direction of Oscar-nominated director Wong Kar-wai. The displays in fashion will date back as far as the 1700s. Notable designers in the exhibit included fashion icons like Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Jason Wu, among others. The exhibition included vignettes on “Women of Style,” as well as a gallery which explored the changing nature of China through different eras.
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