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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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Cast

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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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 »

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Forårets fineste fest See more »

Filming Locations:

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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References First Monday in October (1981) See more »

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Undercover of the Night
Written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Fashion - Art or Business?
4 February 2017 | by JonathanWalfordSee all my reviews

What I like about this documentary is that it unabashedly shows Anna Wintour and her colleagues express their perceptions of what is fashion, what is art and what is important in their lives. We observe Wintour's meetings with trembling underlings pushing endless cups of coffee at her, waiting to hear her snide comments about who is important and who is not and what will be done that day according to what she wants. Its hard to take Anna and her withering looks and Bolton's ill-fitted Thom Browne suits seriously. However, every industry is like this -- you could have a documentary about the New York Yankees, and everyone there would be just as serious about winning the pennant as these people are about creating a blockbuster exhibition.

Questions are raised from watching this film that make you think: Is fashion an art form? Does art have to be relevant to be taken seriously? Is it fine art or is it a commercial product?


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