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Metropolitan Museum of Art Hosts “China: Through The Looking Glass” Exhibition

New York – this one of a kind city hosts countless splendid art exhibitions. The one I want to bring to your attention is “China: Through The Looking Glass“, featuring haute couture designs inspired by the magical Chinese tradition, sculptures and a range of films. I’m not sure if it’s still on, so, here is a glimpse of some of the gorgeous itmes on display, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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Evening coat, ca. 1925; Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of
Mrs. Robert S. Kilborne, 1958 (2009.300.259)
Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon

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Jar with Dragon (Chinese), early 15th century; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Robert E. Tod, 1937 (37.191.1), Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon

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Film Still from In The Mood for Love, 2000; The Metropoltan Museum of Art, New York

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John Galliano (British, born Gibraltar, 1960) for House of Dior (French, founded
1947), fall/winter 1997–98
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Chris Moore,
Catwalking

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John Galliano (British, born Gibraltar, 1960) for House of Dior (French, founded
1947), fall/winter 1997–98
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Nick Knight, Nick Knight / Trunk Archive

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Evening dress, Valentino SpA (Italian, founded 1959), “Shanghai” collection 2013, Courtesy of Valentino SpA
Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon

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Film still from The Last Emperor, 1987
Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Tom Ford (American, born 1961) for Yves Saint Laurent, Fall/Winter 2005/2005
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Marcio Madeira

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Exhibition “China: Through The Looking Glass” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Mrs Wellington Koo, 1943,
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Horst

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Court Robe, Qing dynasty (1644 – 1911), 19th century; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Ellen Peckham, 2011
Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon

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Exhibition “China: Through The Looking Glass” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Detail of Festival Robe, Qing Dynasty, (1644 – 1911), 19th century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Anonymous Gift, 1944
Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon

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  1. Pingback: Museums sell art in economic crisis | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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