Thursday, 25 June 2015

Through The Looking Glass

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET) has an incredible exhibition on right now; China: Through the Looking Glass. "This exhibition explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. In this collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art, high fashion is juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery."
It's spread out over three floors and is just spectacular. The pieces are all exceptional, and the curation of the exhibition is immaculate. If you're into fashion, China, or both, this is a not-to-be-missed experience. The spaces were all very dark, so the photos I took haven't come out great, but you'll get a taste.
Lovely pieces from old Hollywood. I discovered a new actress: Anna May Wong. These are a few of the dresses she wore during her career. I'm keen to look up a few of her movies now.
Lastly, make your way to the rooftop garden where there's also a temporary exhibition, though I didn't rate it much! The views overlooking Central Park though are fabulous.

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