If you have not seen this exhibit please get to the MET Museum (www.metmuseum.org/china-through-the-looking-glass) as quickly as possible. All I can say is beautiful, jaw dropping fashion!
The exhibit looks at how China has inspired Western fashion designers, which is very interesting as well as breathtaking. I found myself dreaming of having at least 5 of those silk embroidered gowns in my closet. As I walked through the galleries with friends and family we were all in awe at the workmanship of these pieces. , and tried to imagine the hours of work that went into some of the fashion pieces.
What I enjoyed second to the fashion was the Chinese films playing in the background of all the galleries.
I read an article in Fashionista (www.fashionista.com/china-through-the-looking-glass)
which said the attendance is coming close to the “Alexander McQueen” exhibit from 2011, which was the most attended of all time at the Costume Institute. It is a large exhibit including 140 garments. We walked from the 1st floor galleries, downstairs, then back up to the 2nd floor. It seemed endless, but so wonderful.
|2 of my favorite dresses/gowns above!|