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On Aly & The City...2015 Met Gala - China: Through the Looking Glass Exhibit. John Galliano at Dior Haute Couture Spring 2007. Seen in Vogue May 2015.

On Aly & The City...2015 Met Gala - China: Through the Looking Glass Exhibit. John Galliano at Dior Haute Couture Spring 2007. Seen in Vogue May 2015.

Chinese fashions are displayed as part of China Through the Looking Glass. Photograph: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese fashions are displayed as part of China Through the Looking Glass. Photograph: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

patternprints journal: PRINTS, PATTERNS, TEXTURES AND TEXTILE SURFACES FROM MENSWEAR S/S 2016 COLLECTIONS /  Xander Zhou

patternprints journal: PRINTS, PATTERNS, TEXTURES AND TEXTILE SURFACES FROM MENSWEAR S/S 2016 COLLECTIONS / Xander Zhou

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.”

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.”

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

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

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