One is lead to the portal tucked away amidst the Egyptian Galleries (Gallery #132, very hard to find).
This first section references the era of The People's Republic of China.
at that point I didn't realize the "no photography" edict was not being enforced.
|Vivienne Westwood, Ensemble, spring/summer 2012, cotton poplin|
John Galliano for Dior, Ensemble, spring/summer 1999
Jacket: silk shantung with red piping and gold metallic frogging, Skirt: silk jacquard
Once there, I pulled out my sketchbook, to help examine garment silhouette and construction.
Tomorrow, I'll feature the Quipao Inspired section of the exhibition, both with my sketches and photos.
Note: I relied on the exhibition catalogue China: Through the Looking Glass and The Met's website for information, especially the details on the art and garments. Selected Images from the catalogue can be viewed on The Met's Pinterest board.