Wendi Murdoch, Anna Wintour, and More Gather for Preview of Met's Costume Institute Upcoming Exhibit

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  • February 16, 2015

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Top: (from left) Silas Chou, Emily Rafferty, Wendi Murdoch, Anna Wintour, Andrew Bolton, Wong Kar Wai, Mike Hearn, Nathan Crowley, and Joe Zee at the Met's China: Through the Looking Glass advance press event Middle: Exhibition Artistic Director and renowned filmmaker Wong Kar Wai. Bottom: Exhibition Curator Andrew Bolton of The Costume Institute
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art/BFAnyc.com/Joe Schildhorn

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a press presentation on Monday, February 16, 2015, in the Museum’s Chinese Galleries to reveal early details about The Costume Institute’s upcoming exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass, opening on May 7. 

Silas Chou, Wendi Murdoch, Anna Wintour, Wong Kar Wai and Joe Zee joined Museum President Emily K. Rafferty, Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton, and Douglas Dillon Chairman of the Department of Asian Art Maxwell K. Hearn in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery for a glimpse at some of the Chinese art and film, as well as high fashion, to be featured in the exhibition, on view May 7–August 16, 2015, at the Met in New York City.     

Presented in the Museum’s Chinese Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center, the exhibition will explore how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries, resulting in highly creative distortions of cultural realities and mythologies. In this collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art, high fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, as well as films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery.

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