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A First Look at the Met’s China: Through the Looking Glass Exhibit

Image: @metmuseum

Image: @metmuseum

It’s been a frigid February and with temperatures at about 9 degrees right now in New York City, most of us can’t wait until the warmer months arrive. For the folks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May can’t come soon enough — but not just because of the cold. Today, the museum held a press briefing and preview of its next Costume Institute exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass.

The museum live-tweeted the press conference this morning, offering a few teaser images and details of what to expect from the upcoming exhibition. On tap will be more than 130 pieces of ready-to-wear and couture. The clothing will be shown alongside other Chinese works of art and film, like a strapless fishtail gown, which boasts a similarly ornate design as a painted dragon vase. 

China: Through the Looking Glass will run from May 7 to August 16. Check the gallery below for a few images from the exhibit.

[via @metmuseum]