Recently, I went to an exhibit called “China Through The Looking Glass” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It had to be one of the most beautiful exhibits anywhere of anything I have ever seen. It traced the influence of China on fashion. The people at the Met really have it right with the way they do their exhibits. The exhibits are always so interesting and so engaging that you don’t even feel like you are in a “museum.” It is like you are in this other world of beautiful things. Maybe a jewelry box or someone’s dream. I’m writing this because I do get to go to a lot of museums and really the Met is the best.
As an added bonus, I go to see the exhibit with my friend who works at the Costume Institute (the Anna Wintour Costume Institute, sorry) at the Met. I turned to her and said “oh that looks like an Yves Saint Laurent.” Oh that one over there is like a Paul Poiret. We talked dresses. It was magnificent. So seldom do I find another person who speaks fashion!!!! I’m like an encyclopedia of fashion who wears virtually the same thing everyday, like my beloved Bill Cunningham.
Now let’s talk FASHION. First off, here we’ve got what I thought was a Yves Saint Laurent, but I later found out was a Ralph Lauren. The one after is a John Galliano, I think, but I could be wrong. Looks like a chartreuse number with fur trim he designed before:
Now some haute couture. Or hawt cuttere. Whichever pronunciation you prefer:
And now for something completely different:
Something for my evenings at Chateau de Wideville with Marisa Berenson (you need to speak ADVANCED fashion to get that reference):
Finally, lost in the glass fields: