Monday night’s Met Gala China: Through the Looking Glass was a star studded evening which featured a gala red carpet of designers and their muses draped beaded and jeweled in celebration of the much anticipated exhibition to be held in the museums Chinese Galleries and the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
The exhibition will feature more than 130 haute couture and ready-to-wear fashions juxtaposed with traditional Chinese masterpieces in jade, lacquer, cloisonné, and blue-and-white porcelain.
Chinese imagery will be used throughout the exhibition, presenting a series of “mirrored reflections” that focus on the evolution of art, fashion, and culture from Imperial China through the present-day People’s Republic of China. The exhibition will be on view at the Met from May 7th to August 16th. www.metmuseum.org/ChinaLookingGlass
Here’s a look at a few of my favorite and more controversial themed looks from the evening.