The Costume Institute Presents Spring Exhibition

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fashion editors gathered Monday morning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first glimpse at the Costume Institute’s spring exhibition “China Through the Looking Glass.” The exhibition will explore the influence of Chinese art and film on Western fashion.

Spanning throughout The Anna Wintour Costume Center and The Met’s Asian Art Wing, which celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year, the exhibit will be divided in two parts one covering three of China’s major historical periods and the other focusing on the Empire of Signs.

The 130 designs featured, taken from the archives of Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli amongst others, will be displayed alongside some pieces from the Met’s collection of Asian artwork and pottery which, with over 35,000 objects, is considered one of the largest Chinese art collections in the world outside of China. The exhibition will also feature clips from key films like Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and Kar Wai’s “In the Mood for Love.”

There to view the upcoming exhibition were Anna Wintour, Andrew Bolton, Silas Chou, Emily Rafferty, Wendi Deng Murdoch, Wong Kar Wai, Mike Hearn, Nathan Crowley, Joe Zee, Linda Fargo, Eric Wilson, Liu Wen, Hamish Bowles, Thom Browne, Alina Cho and Veronica Chou.

“China Through the Looking Glass” opens May 7. For more information go to:

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198



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