It would be a shame if I do not give a report of the fashion we saw on The 2015 Met Gala Exhibition on Monday, in fact I would not be doing you,my readers, any justice. Now before I doll out all the goodies let’s talk a bit on what the theme centers around.
About The Exhibition
This exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art, will explore the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion, and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. High fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery.
From the earliest period of European contact with China in the sixteenth century, the West has been enchanted with enigmatic objects and imagery from the East, providing inspiration for fashion designers from Paul Poiret to Yves Saint Laurent, whose fashions are infused at every turn with romance, nostalgia, and make-believe. Through the looking glass of fashion, designers conjoin disparate stylistic references into a pastiche of Chinese aesthetic and cultural traditions.
The exhibition will feature more than one hundred examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear alongside Chinese art. Filmic representations of China will be incorporated throughout to reveal how our visions of China are framed by narratives that draw upon popular culture, and also to recognize the importance of cinema as a medium through which to understand the richness of Chinese history.” , http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2015/china-through-the-looking-glass
Enough theory already, let’s talk the fashion. Here are my favorite looks in all their glory.
All images belong to Elle.com
As always God bless, stay chic & beautiful