China: Through the Looking Glass at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 7 – August 16, 2015

Photographs by Corrado Serra

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Front right: Outfit by Vivienne Westwood

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Back: Creations by Vivienne Tam, 1995. Andy Warhol’s Mao in the background

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Installation view of Anna Wintour Costume Center, Imperial China. Center: Robe worn by Pu Yi, China’s last emperor, shortly after he was crowned at age 2

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Installation view of Anna Wintour Costume Center, Imperial China. Creations by Laurence Xu and John Galliano

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Headdress specially created for the exhibition by Stephen Jones. Detail of dress by Laurence Xu

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Anna Wintour Costume Center Galleries. Left: Evening dress, Jean Paul Gaultier, Haute Couture, 2001-2

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Astor Court features a thematic vignette dedicated to Chinese opera, focusing on John Galliano’s spring 2003, Christian Dior Haute Couture Collection

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Astor Court features a thematic vignette dedicated to Chinese opera, focusing on John Galliano’s spring 2003, Christian Dior Haute Couture Collection

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Astor Court features a thematic vignette dedicated to Chinese opera, focusing on John Galliano’s spring 2003, Christian Dior Haute Couture Collection

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Evening dresses from Valentino’s Shanghai collection, 2013

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Chinese Galleries, Blue and White Porcelain. From right: Evening gowns by Guo Pei and Chanel

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Headdress specially created for the exhibition by Stephen Jones

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Installation view of Chinese Galleries, Chinese Silk

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Dress by Alexander McQueen

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Left: Channel, 1950s. Right: “Quiproquo” cocktail dress by Christian Dior, 1951. Bottom right: 19th-century rubbing from a 10th-century stele

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Chinese Galleries. Gold lamé evening gown by Guo Pei

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Chinese Galleries. Ensemble by Jean Paul Gaultier, 2001-2