“China: Through the Looking Glass” Met’s New Exhibition

China: Through the Looking Glass, is one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the new Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. The exposition reflects the mark of the Orient’s endemic and inspirational culture on different areas such as  fashion, film and art. "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition china 01 evening coat ca 1925 Evening coat, ca. 1925 "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition china 05 evening dress roberto cavalli fall 2005 Evening Dress, Roberto Cavalli, Fall 2005 The content of the China: Through the Looking Glass can also be found in the extensive catalogue which includes 300 colour illustrations and essays from influential film makers and artists, as well as a question and answer from curator Andrew Bolton with John Galliano about how China has influenced the designer’s work, will be in store from early May, with 500 special numbered editions being sold on site at the museum. "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition 80026964 01 l"China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition china 03 evening dress valentino shanghai 2013 Evening Dress, Valentino, Shanghai 2013 The curator Andrew Bolton emphasizes that “China: Through the Looking Glass, is not about China per se, but about a China that exists as a collective fantasy. It is about cultural interaction, the circuits of exchange through which certain images and objects have migrated across geographic boundaries.” "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition china 08 dress john galliano for house of dior spring 2003 Dress, John Galliano for House of Dior, Spring 2003 In the catalogue, Bolton has turned to John Galliano for a question-and-answer about how China has influenced his work, as well as essays from filmmaker and the exhibition’s artistic director Wong Kar-wai; Harold Koda, and others. "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition china 14 in the mood for love film still 2000 In the Mood for Love Film Still, 2000 "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition china 09 daughter of the dragon film still 1931 Daughter of the Dragon Film Still, 1931 The catalogue will feature a scent strip of ‘Nuit de Chine,’ a 1913 fragrance created by Maurice Schaller for designer Paul Poiret. The original formula for Nuit de Chine has been preserved by the Osmotheque in Versailles in Paris, which the Met Museum connected with to re-create the scent as a tie-in to the upcoming exhibition. "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition china 13 quiproquo cocktail dress christian dior for house of dior 1951 Quiproquo cocktail dress, Christian Dior for House of Dior, 1951 The catalogue will be in stores in early May, with the Fifth Avenue museum selling 500 numbered copies of a limited-boxed edition that includes a Platon print geared for framing and the exhibition will open May 7 and it will go till to August 16. "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition china 20 evening dress tom ford for yves saint laurent fall 2004 Evening Dress, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Fall 2004 "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition china 17 chinese cheongsam 1932Chinese Cheongsam, 1932 "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition  "China: Through the Looking Glass"  Met’s New Exhibition china 10 evening dress ralph lauren fall 2011 Evening Dress, Ralph Lauren, Fall 2011

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