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The annual exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum in New York (May 7 to August 16) this year goes as far afield as China to examine how Chinese culture, its artefacts, its customs and its films have influenced Western fashion. The stage setting displays, among others, superb examples of clothes by Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli…

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Dress John Galliano for House of Dior, Spring 2003
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"China: Through the Looking Glass" unites East and West, creating red strands between culture, cinema, crafts, history and of course fashion.
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One hundred and thirty items of clothing are combined with historical artefacts to tell the inspiring dialogue that has combined two seemingly distant worlds.
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Dress John Galliano for House of Dior, fall/winter 1997

The exhibition, curated by Andrew Bolton, contains artwork lent by the Palace Museum, revealing how China has been, and is, a vivid source of inspiration for Western creators. It is proposed as a stimulus for a fruitful cultural exchange, full of meaning and prospects.

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Evening dress, Ralph Lauren, Fall 2011
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Christian Dior per House of Dior, “Quiproquo” cocktail dress, 1951
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Evening dress, Jean Paul Gaultier, Fall 2011
Chinese Galleries, Gallery 207, Guo Pei Evening gown, Guo Pei (Chinese, born 1967), spring/summer 2007 haute couture; Courtesy of Guo Pei Photo: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

WHERE: Metropolitan Museum, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, United States

The annual exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum in New York (May 7 to August 16) this year goes as far afield as China to examine how Chinese culture, its artefacts, its customs and its films have influenced Western fashion. The stage setting displays, among others, superb examples of clothes by Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli…
The exhibition, curated by Andrew Bolton, contains artwork lent by the Palace Museum, revealing how China has been, and is, a vivid source of inspiration for Western creators. It is proposed as a stimulus for a fruitful cultural exchange, full of meaning and prospects.
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, United States

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.