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China: Through the Looking Glass

At The Met Fifth Avenue
May 7–September 7, 2015


Trailer for The First Monday in May (2016)
Premiering at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, this documentary by filmmaker Andrew Rossi follows the creation of China: Through the Looking Glass and the 2015 Met Gala.

China: Through the Looking Glass—Gallery Views
Curator Andrew Bolton provides a tour of the exhibition.

The 2015 Costume Institute Benefit: Red Carpet Arrivals
See highlights from the red carpet at the 2015 Costume Institute Benefit, held May 4, 2015.

The 2015 Costume Institute Benefit: Red Carpet Interviews
André Leon-Talley and Joe Zee interview attendees at the 2015 Costume Institute Benefit.
Produced by Vogue and Yahoo Style

Director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell and his wife, Phoebe Campbell


Michael Kors and Kate Hudson

Benefit Co-chair Anna Wintour

Benefit Co-chair Marissa Mayer

Benefit Co-chair Jennifer Lawrence

Benefit Co-chair Wendi Murdoch and her daughter Grace

Beijing Press Event
On January 8, 2015, The Metropolitan Museum of Art held a press briefing at Jianfu Palace in the Forbidden City, within the Palace Museum in Beijing, China, about China: Through the Looking Glass. Thomas P. Campbell, Met director and CEO; Shan Jixiang, director of the Palace Museum; Max Baucus, U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China; Andrew Bolton, curator in The Costume Institute; and renowned filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, artistic director of the exhibition, spoke to 130 members of the Chinese media.

Roberto Cavalli (Italian, born 1940). Evening dress, fall/winter 2005–6. Photograph © Platon