China: Through the Looking Glass

Met 2015 Exhibition, China:  Through the Looking Glass
Met 2015 Exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass

We are lucky living in a city thrived on diverse culture.  So this year, Metropolitan Museum‘s annual Costume Institute Spring 2015  Exhibition is dedicated to China, on its influences from culture, designs, textures, styles, and how it inspired western designers to incorporate this theme into their works.

I am grateful to  see this exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, twice and getting inspired through its stunning visual presentation from designs, video installations, and images.  There are many beautifully crafted looks from this presentation.  So I picked several of my favorite designs from this exhibition and hoped you will like them too.

Here are the looks:

1.  Haute Couture by Gou Pie.  Rhianna wore her design to the Met Gala this year.  However, I think this gown is much more exquisite than this and definitely a show stopper.

Haute Couture by Guo Pei
Haute Couture by Guo Pei
Haute Couture by Guo Pei
Haute Couture by Guo Pei

 

 

 

2.  Another couture dress by Guo Pie, inspired by Ming vase prints.

Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli

3.  Roberto Cavalli’s own Ming vase print interpretation.

Dior by John Galliano
Dior by John Galliano

 

 

 

4.  Beautiful red gown from Dior, by John Galliano with dragon detail.

 

 

Chanel Haute Couture
Chanel Haute Couture

5 and 6, Chanel Haute Couture from Karl Lagerfeld with traditional Chinese floral prints.

Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford
Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford

 

 

 

 

7.  Yves Saint Laurent inspired qipao (cheongsam) gown by Tom Ford

 

 

 

Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier

8.  Stunning piece by Jean Paul Gaultier

Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford
Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford

 

 

 

9.  Another stunning beaded gown from Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford

 

 

 

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen

10.   Finally, stunning creation by Alexander McQueen with exquisite tile detail on the bodice.

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen

So my fashion peeps, which one is your favorite?

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