In particular, according to exhibit, "The exhibition's subtitle, Through the Looking Glass, translates into Chinese as "moon in the water," a phrase that alludes to Buddhism. This phrase suggests something that cannot be grasped and has both positive and negative connotations. When used to describe a beautiful object, "moon in the water" can refer to a quality of perfection that is either so elusive and mysterious that the item becomes transcendent or so illusory and deceptive that it becomes untrustworthy....."
It only takes one glance at the luxurious styles created by designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino, showcased throughout the exhibition, to realize how the title perfectly depicts each masterpiece at this celebration. These designers have created alluring ensembles with decadent detail, enticing hues, and ornate orientation of various materials. The almost too-good-to-be-true luxury and elegance of each piece transcends onlookers into traditional China of the past without leaving the twenty-first century.
In case you were unable to attend the lavish affair of China: Through The Looking Glass at the MET Gala, we at March Boutique invite you to live vicariously through our experience of the exhibit as well as the inspiration that we have brought back to the store.