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For most of the twentieth century—the Mao-suit decades—couture fashion was not a feature of daily Chinese life. But centuries of Chinese culture have inspired designers in the West. The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute and Department of Asian Art examine that influence in more than a hundred pieces, including this Dior gown, by John Galliano, in “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

Platon: China at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute

For most of the twentieth century—the Mao-suit decades—couture fashion was not a feature of daily Chinese life. But centuries of Chinese culture have inspired designers in the West. The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute and Department of Asian Art examine that influence in more than a hundred pieces, including this Dior gown, by John Galliano, in “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

'China: Through the Looking Glass' at Metropolitan Museum of Art

'China: Through the Looking Glass' at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion - The New York Times

Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion

Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion - The New York Times

WedLuxe – China: Through the Looking Glass |  Follow @WedLuxe for more wedding inspiration!

WedLuxe – China: Through the Looking Glass | Follow @WedLuxe for more wedding inspiration!

Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion - The New York Times

Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion

Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion - The New York Times

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Metropolitan Museum of Art - China: Through the Looking Glass

China: Through the Looking Glass

Designed to illustrate the influence of Chinese culture on Western fashion, this Metropolitan Museum of Art show, organized by a Costume Institute curator, is one of the museum’s largest ever.

Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion

Designed to illustrate the influence of Chinese culture on Western fashion, this Metropolitan Museum of Art show, organized by a Costume Institute curator, is one of the museum’s largest ever.

China: Through the Looking Glass,

China: Through the Looking Glass,

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