The Met Extends Popular ‘China’ Fashion Exhibit Through Labor Day

Dress on Display at the China: Through The Looking Glass" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage, Courtesy of Getty)

The wild popularity of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass,” a large-scale survey of China’s influence on Western fashion on view at the Costume Institute, has compelled the museum to extend the show an extra three weeks through Labor Day, September 7, according to The New York Times.

The Times reports that since the show’s opening on May 7 it has attracted over 350,000 visitors, but could near the crowds that packed the museum’s 2001 Alexander McQueen exhibition, which drew 661,000 people in three months and was the museum’s eighth most popular exhibit ever.

"China: Through The Looking Glass" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 16, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

Organized by the Costume Institute and the department of Asian Art, “China” includes 140 pieces of haute couture and ready-to-wear designs, as well as examples of Chinese artwork, over three floors of the Met’s Chinese Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center.

Designers featured include Cristobal Balenciaga, Bulgari, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Cartier, Roberto Cavalli, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Jean Paul Gaultier.

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