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

Photographs by Corrado Serra

Front right: Outfit by Vivienne Westwood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evening dresses from Valentino’s Shanghai collection, 2013

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

Headdress specially created for the exhibition by Stephen Jones

Installation view of Chinese Galleries, Chinese Silk

Dress by Alexander McQueen

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

Chinese Galleries. Gold lamé evening gown by Guo Pei

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

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