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Chinese MuseThe Met fetes the Asian nation’s impact on couture
Lush red lantern light bathes a dark street.
A woman rounds the corner. A flash of gold buttons and glistening silk. Her Mandarin gown, exquisitely embroidered with peach blossoms. A jade-and-ruby bangle adorns her wrist. With its seductive luxury, Chinese style has long captivated designers worldwide. And as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute presents “China: Through the Looking Glass,” the country’s influence on fashion is again center stage. Discover museum-worthy pieces in a collection inspired by Chinese artistry.
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