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What Would You Wear for the Met Gala?

The Met Gala, also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. This year’s Met Gala, scheduled for May 4, will have a Chinese theme, titled “China: Through the Looking Glass.” It’s a collaboration between the Costume Institute and the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Asian Art, while renowned filmmaker Wong Kar-wai is overseeing its art direction.

Fishtail Luxury Evening Gowns Black Long
Fishtail Luxury Evening Gowns Black Long

Hong Kong tycoon Silas Chou will host the upcoming gala. Co-chairs include Jennifer Lawrence, Gong Li, Marissa Mayer, Wendi Murdoch, and Anna Wintour.

If you could afford to attend the star-studded event, what would you wear?

Fishtail Luxury Evening Gowns Black Long
Fishtail Luxury Evening Gowns Black Long

The black gown with silver sparkles, shown above, would be an ideal choice. This is really an exquisite example of East-meets-West fashion design. It combines a high collar inspired by the Mandarin collar with the modern illusion neckline and mermaid silhouette. In the meantime, the silver sparkles are arranged into a pattern that looks distinctively Oriental. It’s hard to find a better match for the Chinese theme of the Met Gala!

Even so, here’s another mermaid gown that would work perfectly for the Met Gala, too.

Graceful Wedding Cheongsam Fishtail Long Dress Brocade
Graceful Wedding Cheongsam Fishtail Long Dress Brocade

This was originally designed as a wedding reception dress for Chinese brides. However, since American brides don’t wear red, it’s not too bridal for the Met Ball. The bright red color would make you the center of everyone’s attention, and the intricate gold embroidery on the bust of the dress would win lots of compliments!

If you like red but prefer a quieter tone, here’s an elegant option.

Long Classic Red Qipao With Subtle Rose Pattern
Long Classic Red Qipao With Subtle Rose Pattern

The subtle print of roses makes this cheongsam (traditional-style Mandarin dress) a lovely piece of art.

Speaking of art, what can be more artistic than hand painted dresses?

Hand Painted Long Cheongsam Dresses Green
Hand Painted Long Cheongsam Dresses Green

With hand painted pink peony flowers, this green gown is perfect for a spring soiree like the Met Gala. It would certainly take everyone’s breath away!

When it comes to floral designs, floral embroidery would be the most delicate art form to showcase.

Peony Cheongsam Hand Embroideries And Light Green
Peony Cheongsam Hand Embroideries And Light Green

The hand embroidery on this dress is as refined as it gets! The floral pattern is understated and tasteful. If it could come in a floor-length version, it would work fabulously for the Met Gala.

Here’s another knee-length dress that would be Met-Gala-appropriate if converted into floor length.

Chinese Inspired Strapless Evening Dress In Royal Blue
Chinese Inspired Strapless Evening Dress In Royal Blue

The colorblock dress is slimming while the Chinese-style floral brocade on its front panel is absolutely stunning. This is another successful example of East-meets-West fashion design!

Don’t you wish you could get one of the dresses displayed above for the Met Gala? Well, even if you can’t afford to go to the Met Ball, there may be local fundraising galas you can attend. In that case, you can still put on one of these dresses to blow everyone away!

REDSHOP original douppioni pure silk daily improved short type Qipao dress

According to my memories, Qipao should be full-length and with low slits extending at most to knee. In this way, Qipao wearer looked a little reserved while taking her mincing steps. What’s most worth with appreciating is the Qipao tailored with pure jacquard crepe-back satin whose color can be bluish white, blackish green or pearl grey……The fabrics should be lubricating and sparkling. However, instead of being too dazzling, the lustre should be like that of jade. Qipao wearer needs to have a comely oval face and have her hair carefully tied into a bun. Besides, the jade hairpin and jade bracelet should shine with warm and humid lustre. That kind of female is reserved, elegant and pretty. There are signs that she is well-educated and nurtured in a literary family. No matter moving or being quiet, she always looks like a traditional Chinese painting, genteel and refined.

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Aesthetic Silk Velvet Qipao RedShop Original

Since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by a Tang suit hidden in my grandmother’s chest. I adore her old-fashioned yet resplendent design; I adore the warm and soft handfeel of her fabric as well as her tender smooth lustre; I adore the feminine details on her trim and collar corner. With her frogs, embroidered patterns and edging, Qipao can always remind you of that age where females were loved dearly, cherished and indulged. The film Flower Like Years was in vogue several years ago. Instead of appreciating the film, more female petty bourgeoisies were obsessed with Maggie Cheung’s costumes-over thirty sets of Qipao which were as pretty and coquettish as night roses. They were exceedingly beautiful and tempting. However, what annoys a plain Jane is that Qipao is the most snobbish and ruthless one because of its incapability of hiding ugly parts of body.

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