Sunday at the Met: A Conversation about Chinese Art’s Influence on Western Fashion with David Henry Hwang and Vivienne Tam


Imperial China Gallery from the China: Through The Looking Glass exhibit

This Sunday, fashion designer Vivienne Tam and playwright David Henry Hwang will discuss the past and present influence of Chinese culture and aesthetics on Western design with the Museum’s Department of Asian Art. Andrew Bolton, Curator of China: Through the Looking Glass, will give an overview of this ongoing exhibition.

Both Tam and Hwang’s works are often influenced by their Chinese backgrounds mixing with Western culture. Hwang was born to Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, while Tam lived much of her life in Hong Kong, giving them different outlooks on Chinese influence. The conversation will be mediated by Elizabeth L. Peng, a writer who specializes in East meets West fashion.

This program is held in conjunction with The Costume Institute exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass, which is on view at the Met through August 16, 2015.

This event is free with Museum admission.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Evening coat from the China: Through The Looking Glass exhibit

Evening coat from the China: Through The Looking Glass exhibit

Evening Dress, Valentino, 2013


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