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PG-13 | | Documentary | 15 April 2016 (USA)
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Follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton.

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Credited cast:
Anna Wintour ... Herself
Andrew Bolton ... Himself
John Galliano ... Himself
Karl Lagerfeld ... Himself
Jean-Paul Gaultier ... Himself
Baz Luhrmann ... Himself
Kar-Wai Wong ... Himself
Rihanna ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beyoncé ... Herself (Cameo) (as Beyoncé Knowles)
Justin Bieber ... Himself (Cameo)
Michael Bloomberg ... Himself (Cameo)
Thom Browne Thom Browne ... Himself
Thomas P. Campbell Thomas P. Campbell ... Himself (Cameo)
Ye-cheng Chan Ye-cheng Chan ... Herself (Cameo)
Jessica Chastain ... Herself (Cameo)
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A behind the scenes look at the preparations for the 2015 art exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass held at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly referred to as the Met Gala, which has become one of the hottest tickets in town. Written by clover140

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Comes a special invitation to the most anticipated event of the year. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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USA

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English

Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forårets fineste fest See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$99,242, 17 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$527,258, 12 June 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Kar-Wai Wong: When there is too many things to see, you see nothing.
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Features The Last Emperor (1987) See more »

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Wild is the Wind
Written by Ned Washington & Dimitri Tiomkin
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An unexpected revelation
10 November 2016 | by athenamuses-308-200437See all my reviews

A very good documentary that perhaps unwittingly reveals the shallowness of the participants. To me, Andrew Bolton is the only person who appears to have any substance at all. Watching Justin Bieber screeching in the hallway, people sniping at each other, sycophants gurgling over Rihanna's bizarre outfit which she caresses like some exotic animal and proudly announces that it took two years to make. What for? The dominant feeling of the entire movie was displacement and, for me, depression. I don't think one person laughed, took a walk, relaxed, or expressed an original thought in the whole movie. All this effort, all this tension, for what? To pay Rihanna twice the amount that any other celebrity has ever asked for? Why not just make a contribution to the Met? It was really an eye opener into excess, narcissism and a kind of professional, daily misery. I felt a little ill after watching it. The excesses of preening, posturing and vanity were all too much to bear. But the strangest thing is not one of these people except for Mr. Bolton, had anything remotely interesting to say.


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