It’s the social event of the year and fashions brightest night. The annual Met Gala is a fundraising gala to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City, and helps mark the beginning of the yearly fashion exhibit. The benefit is run by Vogue, Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour, who oversees all event details and guest lists. The fundraiser helps bring together socialites and celebrities from all over the world in an effort to help raise funds and awareness.
Supplemental Image via Wong Kar Wai, In the Mood for Love
Each year the benefit has a special theme that holds throughout the night and is the focus around the years fashion exhibit. This year the theme is “China: Through the Looking Glass”. The theme focuses around the misunderstanding and understanding of Chinese culture from an outside perspective. It takes a look inside Chinese life and its help on inspiring American art and fashion. The exhibit will showcase couture pieces from high-end designers, and will also show decorative art and paintings. The art direction is being driven by film director Wong Kar-Wai. Wong has directed a plethora of critically acclaimed Chinese films such as “In the mood for love” and “Happy together”. His visual work on films has gained him worldwide fame and acknowledgement within the entertainment community. Take inspiration from films like “The Shanghai Gesture” witch has helped designers in the past with collections and can assist on an inside look into the fascinating world of Chinese Culture.
We can’t wait to see who’s wearing what at this year’s Met Gala in reflection of China: Through the Looking Glass.