Chinoiserie on Red Carpet

All eyes of the fashion world were on the annual Met Gala this past Monday evening. With a spring exhibition entitled “China: Through the Looking Glass,” it is only natural that the red carpet for the opening party be sprinkled with Asian decorative motifs and interpretations of Chinoiserie. There was Sarah Jessica Parker in a fiery headpiece by Philip Treacy, Kate Hudson in a gold sequined cheongsam-style Michael Kors number, Georgia May Jagger in a robe-like concoction complete with phoenix embroidery, and Rihanna’s epic marigold fur-trimmed, embroidered extravaganza whose train stretched down multiple flights of stairs. We are obsessed with the East meets West styles on the red carpet and can't wait to show you some of the looks from the gala.


The Collar
Either traditional Mandarin collar, or fashion-forward high collar, a tasteful and respectful way to capture the Chinese theme without going overboard.

Royal Cape
Capes, as in emperors, were another red carpet trend. Fan Bing Bing managed to be both theme-appropriate and over the top. Also see Lady Gaga’s Balenciaga kimono cover-up, and Rihanna’s fur-trimmed satin number.

Intricate Embroidery
What a great way to celebrate China's artistic influence on the West, by wearing gowns of crystal beading and embroidery.

Orient Express
Some celebrities embraced the night's oriental inspiration to the fullest with dresses in iconic embroidery & silhouette.

The Headdress
Headdress proved the go-to statement accessory for the night—the one night each year on which red carpet-goers are chastised for not taking a bold risk.

This Fall, Lumière looks forward to bring you a contemporary couture collection that weave in a sense of Chinese culture with Western fashion concepts for your wedding, gala, and special occasions. Look out for the launch date of our new collection!

Source: W Magazine / / / Vogue