Wandering Tales | Met Museum - China: Through the Looking Glass

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Met Gala is a big fashion and celebrity charity event that happens every year. But being the not-so-updated fashion wise person that I am, I wasn't really aware of the event until a few years ago. All I knew of it then was "some fancy thing at the museum where a lot of celebs dressed up really nicely for". Now that I know, the news about who wears what and who attended the gala seem even more noticeable especially with trending stories and blog coverages.

The actual exhibits never caught my attention until this year's China: Through the Looking Glass. Part of the reason why I was interested this time 'round was due to the photos that were being shared by my friends on Facebook. Another was because I am a little bias towards Chinese and Asian things.
MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue
MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue

MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue, Guo Pei MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue, Guo Pei
MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue, Guo Pei
Dresses designed by Guo Pei
MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue

MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue, Anna May Wong, Chinese American actress
Hall dedicated to Chinese American actress Anna May Wong
MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue
MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue
Many floral inspired fashion
MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue

MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue
Antique perfume bottles
Big screens playing movies based in ancient China
MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue, Jean Paul Gaultier
Hall dedicated to Qipaos
MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue
MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue MET Museum, China: Through the Looking Glass, New York, Vogue
Hall displaying Chinese royalty dress juxtaposed with royalty-inspired couture pieces
I wasn't sure what to expect prior to my visit to the Met Museum. The name could suggest a ton of things that the exhibit could be. I was pleasantly surprised and excited to see all the fashion, costume, and historical pieces utilized together to represent a part of a country and it's culture.

It is hard to deny that the haute couture pieces were amazing pieces. Where else and when else would a typical person be able to see high fashion designs in such close proximity?

But I was equally excited to see that some of the items were actual costumes that actresses wore in movies from decades ago. Even though I haven't seen any of the movies that were featured in the clips, I love to see behind the scenes type of stuff.

If you haven't visited yet, China: Through the Looking Glass will run until mid-August 2015 Labor Day, September 7.
If you've been already, do you have a favorite from the exhibit

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