Met Museum Extends China Exhibition – 2015

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Met Museum Extends China Exhibition - 2015

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has extended hours for the final weekend of its much-visited and very popular China: Through the Looking Glass Exhibition.  The exhibition, which opened May 7, has so far drawn more than 730,000 visitors, surpassing the record-breaking Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty 2011 exhibition, and is now The Costume institute’s highest attended exhibition ever. Curated by Andrew Bolton, this must-see exhibition will be open to midnight on Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5 (Appetizers and full bar service will be at the Museum’s Great Hall Balcony Bar until midnight) and it closes on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Expect crowds. But it will be worth it …

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim shown above – blue and white porcelain inspirations. Left, smashed up plate dress by Alexander McQueen, right dress by Gue Pei.   More to drool over or, if you miss the exhibition, click HERE

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Tseng Kwong Chi (1989) And @ The Met – 2015

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Tseng Kwong Chi (1989) And @ The Met – 2015

Photos: © Tseng Kwong Chi

Anyone who has seen the China Through The Looking Glass Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – where East Meets West in Fashion – will remember the opening as you enter. Tseng Kwong Chi and one of his most famous photos from his iconic self-portrait series “East Meets West” series, in which he poses as a Chinese Ambiguous Ambassador in his classic Mao suit and mirrored glasses.

I worked with Tseng both in Montreal for La Coupe and in New York for Vidal Sasoson. He was known as Joseph Tseng then. Photos are on my website. Look what I just found. New Year’s wishes, for 1989, addressed to me just one year before he died in 1990. I have erased addresses but thought you’d like to see it. For more of the exhibition, open to midnight September 4 and 5, closing on September 7, click HERE

Photos: © Tseng Kwong Chi

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Photos on Helen’s Blog – April 25- June 11 – 2015

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos on Helen's Blog – April 25- June 11 – 2015

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are photos on Helen’s Blog from April 25th to June 11th, 2015. They are worth a scroll way past pages one, two, three, four and more. Hair history is here. If you want to be wowed and inspired, if you are ambitious and curious, there’s loads of inspiration on the blog and even more on the website, like nowhere else.  To see all the blogs on this website and full credits, click HERE 

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My New Blog On Modern Salon – 2015

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

My New Blog On ModernSalon - 2015

Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon.

My latest blog has arrived  on Modern Salon.   “The China Through The Looking Glass” exhibition on now in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a just must-see.  Shown here – Ralph Lauren evening dress with dragons, 2011/12.   To see my blog and some great photos click, HERE

 

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Chinese Fashion Alert – 2015

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Chinese Fashion Alert – 2015

Photos: Top/Bottom Left: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography: © Platon. Right: © Helen Oppenheim

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “China Through The Looking Glass” exhibition now at their Costume Institute and the Anna Wintour Costume Center is so gorgeous, in every way, from fashions to the Stephen Jones head treatments to the presentation by the curator, Andrew Bolton, that Chinese fashions will soon be the rage. The must-see exhibition, worth a trip to New York City all by itself, is on until August 16, 2015.

Shown here, Top Left, evening dress by Valentino SpA, from the 2013 “Shanghai” collection.  Bottom Left, John Galliano’s couture dress for the House of Dior, Autumn/Winter 1997/98.  Right: Ralph Lauren’s jacket of red silk shantung and black silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk and gold metallic thread, Autumn/Winter 2011/12. Head treatment by Stephen Jones. For more Chinese inspiration from the very beginning of the exhibition, click HERE

Photos: Top and Bottom Left: © Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography: © Platon.   Right: © Helen Oppenheim

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China. Dragon. Evening Dress. Met Museum – 2015

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

China. Dragon. 1934 Evening Dress. Met Museum – 2015

Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon

This sensational evening dress with a dragon running from top to bottom, and around, was designed by Travis Banton, in 1934. It is exactly the inspiration one needs today to go looking for everything Chinese in the fashion world, old and new. Gifted by Anna May Wong in1956, it is part of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and can be drooled over at the Met Museum’s Costume Institute’s China Through The Looking Glass must-see exhibition along with more Chinese imagery in Art, Film and Fashion, from May 7th to August 16th, 2015.  For more East Meets West wonders, check this album just up on my website, click HERE

Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon

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Spectacular Chinese Imagery at the Met – 2015

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Spectacular Chinese Imagery at the Met - 2015

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Gallery 213 at the superb China Through the Looking Glass exhibition has a spectacular display of fashions and unbelievably imaginative head treatments by Stephen Jones, inspired by blue and white porcelain. Yes, those are plates on the head, and other pieces of china, both in one piece and broken up.  The absolutely must-see exhibition showcasing Chinese imagery of fashion, film and art opens May 7th and runs to August 16, 2015.  For more, click HERE

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

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Chinese Art Film Fashion @ Met Museum – 2015

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

 Chinese Art, Film, Fashion at the Met Museum – 2015

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Coming soon. China: Through The Looking Glass.  Thirty-Seven photos including spectacular Stephen Jones headpieces like this, along with fab fashions from the Costume Institute’s Spring 2015 Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum which features Chinese Imagery in Art, Film and Fashion. From May 7th to August 16, 2015.  The headpieces, over 120 of them, the fashions, the gorgeous exhibition by my favorite curator, Andrew Bolton, with Anna Wintour and the best of the best is a must-see.  Stay tuned for more …
Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

 

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