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Inspired by: Asian Fashion at the Met Gala 2015

We look forward to the Met Gala every year not only because we love fund-raising events that benefit the arts, but because it’s the eccentric aunt of other fashion-centric parties like the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival—a place where all the jaw-dropping, wacky couture that doesn’t make the cut for more sedate events comes out to play. Sure, we got a kick out of Rhianna’s glorious, furred omelet of a gown and its plethora of train handlers, Lady Gaga channeling a turn-of-the-century Russian ballet mistress, Sarah Jessica Parker’s flaming headdress, and Solange Knowles rocking a sculptural optical-illusion fan dress. But our vote for best dressed goes to Emily Blunt in this exquisitely crystal-and-glass-beaded steel blue Prada duchesse satin column dress with a keyhole front and attached indigo organza cape.

 

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Photo via Vogue

 

In honor of the Metropolitan Museum’s new exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass, which takes a look at how Chinese design has influenced Western fashion, the Met Gala also had an Eastern theme that lent itself to dramatic shapes and over-the-top embellishment. Unlike several of the evening’s most-talked-about looks, Emily’s didn’t rely on strategically placed beads and paillettes on nude mesh to make a statement. Instead she went for a figure-flattering silhouette in a phenomenally beautiful fabric, and wore the heck out it . . . and those spectacular diamond and sapphire earrings by designer Anna Hu. It’s the essence of chic, elegant dressing that doesn’t try to be cool—it just is.

 

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Photo via Evan Agostin/Invision/AP

 

Today we’re taking a page from Emily’s book, and translating her Met Gala look into some modern Asian decorating:

 

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1. Fretwork Navy Tufted and Carved Wool Rug

2. Laundered Linen Indigo Decorative Pillows

3. Trio Indigo Flat Sheet

4. Imperial Damask Platinum Duvet Cover

5. Tress Grande Floor Lamp

6. Preservation Silver Pouf

7. Old Hickory Tannery Ellsworth Tufted Sofa

8. Linen Mesh Sham

9. Boyfriend Marine Matelassé Coverlet

10. West Elm Ceramicist Vase

11. Chinese Silk Embroidery Print

 

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