The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced an upcoming show that has been organized by The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art which will explore how the Chinese culture has influenced fashion for centuries.
These wonderful images show the influence on such designers as Tom Ford (for Yves Saint Laurent), Roberto Cavalli and John Galliano (for Christian Dior) and how they interpret the use of Chinese patterns and fabrics.
We’ll be there for the exhibition and follow up with more images and insight from what looks to be an inspiring exhibition. Click here for more information.
The influence has truly touched every aspect of our lives, and rightly so; the classic design, beautiful colors and motifs. Blending this wonderful culture into our western lives gives us amazing places to live.