"Through the Looking Glass" is devoted to China


Andew Bolton is recognized for having some of the most groundbreaking fashion exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's history.  But only recently he found out from Pierre Berge himself that Yves Saint Laurent's famous "Chinese" collection from 1977 was inspired not by the country but by a scene in a film made in Hollywood by an Austrian-born director and starring a German actress as a British prostitute: Joseph von Sternberg's "Shanghai Express", according to Business of Fashion.


Text Miles Socho                                                                                 Images via Vogue.com

For Andrew Bolton it was a confirmation that he had chosen the right theme for his next big exhibit. This year's show, Through the Looking Glass is devoted to China.

China is a huge market for fashion designers and as Bolton told BoF, "I wanted to show the reciprocal relationship between the East and West that has always existed" He is hoping to introduce a new way of looking at the relationship between the East and the West.

Monday night Gala organized by American Vogue editor and Conde Nast artistic director Anna Wntour will feature red carpet full of stars. Stay tuned for more to come.