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New York: Spring collection

In this image from the Costume Institute, a gown is displayed in Beijing.
In this image from the Costume Institute, a gown is displayed in Beijing. The Costume Institute

Combining fashion and film, the spring exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will be China: Through the Looking Glass. The show will run May 7 to Aug. 16 in the Met’s Chinese Galleries and in the Anna Wintour Costume Center featuring more than 130 fashions juxtaposed with traditional Chinese art pieces in jade, lacquer and porcelain. In addition, a montage of film clips curated by the Chinese filmmaker Wong Kar Wai will speak to influence of cinema on fashion in the West, according to a museum statement released after several pieces were displayed at the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City. Among the pieces shown in Beijing were a blue-and-white, porcelain-inspired dress created by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel in 1984 and a look Tom Ford designed for his last collection at Yves Saint Laurent in 2004, influenced by the last Chinese Emperor Puyi’s dragon robe. The Costume Institute’s star-studded annual benefit May 4 will celebrate the exhibition’s opening. Fashion tycoon Silas Chou will serve as honorary chair. The co-chairs will be Jennifer Lawrence, Gong Li, Marissa Mayer, Wendi Murdoch and Wintour.

Details: www.metmuseum.org.

Associated Press

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