The Met: China Through the Looking Glass

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The thing about New York City is that there are always a million art exhibitions going on at any given moment. This is a blessing, of course, because there’s always something fantastic to see, but also sort of a curse: in such a sea of art and culture, it’s tough for shows to stand out and feel special. Every now and then, however, I come across one that truly captures my attention. China: Through the Looking Glass, running now at the Met, is just one such exhibit.

China: Through the Looking Glass chronicles the influence of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion. Spanning several floors at the Met, the exhibit is jam-packed with gorgeous fashions: think dramatic ruffles, painstakingly detailed embroidery, and bold, rich colors.

I love costume design and wound up adoring everything about this exhibit. There were so many jaw-dropping designs that it was impossible to pick a favorite; I was content to wander from room to room oohing and aahing over pretty much every piece.

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(^ How’s that for an intense shoe?)

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China: Through the Looking Glass runs through September 7th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Check it out!

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