Being excited by the gowns and tuxedos the celebrities wore that night, I had not a single reason to think twice but to dedicate entirely my last week Saturday to the new exhibition at the Met.
The Metropolitan Museum entrance was calling me from a far, and as soon as I entered, the unusual than ever number of people made me realize that I would not be the only one to see the masterpieces by famous fashion designers.
I followed the exhibition display to the second floor and found Myself in a different world. Met by the mannequins hiding in illuminated glass bamboo forest, I immediately felt the spirit of the exhibition, accompanied by traditional Chinese music and drums.
I took a deep breath to take a step inside the hall as I knew that I would be devoured by 140 showcased costumes. I could not believe my eyes as well as I did not know what to begin with and what to look at. Each presented dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent, Jeanne Lanvin, Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, etc had at its feet an inspiration object. What a magical duo they both created!
I had to spend much longer than 5 minutes with each garment, observing details and exquisite hand work embroidery and beading.
One of the culminating moments for me was a dress made of china. Yes, made of bits of china! That’s how Roberto Cavalli implemented pun into fashion. One of his collections was inspired by blue-and-white china and this dress had to make an appearance in the exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass”
There is so much to tell, but I will let photographs to continue the story, though they would not give justice. I just hope you will visit this magnificent exhibition at the Met in New York, as it will be open for public till August 16, 2015.
With Fabriclove, Eugenia