During my trip to the met museum I had the privilege of checking out the latest exhibition; China through the Looking Glass. The exhibition showcases how Chinese cultural has impact the Western fashion world. With various designs made by designers like Paul Poiret to Yves Saint Laurent, we see how the Chinese cultural has inspired Western designers.
The collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art from paintings, porcelains, headpiece, including films that shows Chinese imagery. The exhibit features over 140 haute couture and avante-garde ready-to-wear alongside beautiful Chinese art. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the exhibit. Enjoy!!
Can we just say yes to this dress. No one can tell me I'm not taking this home, and then I woke up from my dream. I just love the flow of the dress, the detailing in the embroidery in each strip. Each one handmade and placed.
Throughout the exhibit, each look had a headpiece. What memorize me the most was the head piece of an actually Chinese village (below). Handcrafted and made from wood, detailing to perfection, from the trees to the three floor buildings. I love the creativity throughout.
Between the detail bow on this dress (above) to the plate head piece (below) on the mannequin, I couldn't even get my creative mind together. What I love the most is the different themes they take you through during the exhibition. It went from imperial to western culture, it was something right out of the movies.
Ending the exhibition were these beautifully designed Kimonos all placed around the lower level. Some where showcased by themselves, while others where showcase next to the outfits inspired by them. What I love was the incorporation of the detailing from the Kimono into the details of the blazer and the gown.
Let's not forget to take a moment to gag over the ending headpiece on the gown, yes!!
Inspirational Message of the Day
" Design is the contrast of the core of limitations therefore there are no boundaries. It is simply an interpretation of creativity." - Jenaiha Woods