China: Through the Looking Glass, Day at The Met May 24 2015

So as I was wondering the city on my staycation in the city for this beautiful Memorial Day weekend . . . I thought why not make a stop at one of my favorite places in the city . . .The Met of course! A continuing source of inspiration for Uptown Lux, I never leave the museum without tons of photos to reference for inspiration for collections to come.  Last night's inspiration comes in the form of beautiful silks, patterns, and prints from many designers, houses, and artistans including Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, and Tom Ford.  Below are some of my favorites from the exhibit, not everything of course, come visit NYC to see the rest of the exhibit for yourself!

Join me as I take you on an adventure, China: Through the Looking Glass . . .  

 First walking into the exhibit I was immediately blown away by an evening gown by Tom Ford for YSL autumn/winter 2004-05 collection . . the bright yellow color made of satin fabric and dramatic red, white, and blue details with sequin embellishments was absolutely amazing, not to mention the contrasting color found within the train of the gown . . .


Next stop is Tom Ford yet again for YSL, this time a bit more classic with black satin and chiffon fabric, autumn/winter 2004-05 collection . . .This gown was my favorite from the exhibit last night, absolutely stunning! 

 Switching gears a bit, I entered what I referred to as the "Day" room . . .lace and lightweight fabrics combined with beautiful intricate veils and head pieces filled the room with gorgeous finds from talented designers including John Galliano for House of Dior . . . 

My favorite piece in this room, ironically, was a gorgeous long black silk evening gown complete with butterfly details down the back, designed by Jean Paul Gaultier autumn/winter 2001-2 . . . Imagine making a statement at your next event or gala in this showstopper!

Last but not least is my favorite day dress of the evening, designed by John Galliano, House of Dior autumn/winter 1998-99. This dress was made from a beautiful yellow silk damask fabric accompanied by luxurious navy, cranberry, gold, black, and white thread embroidery. What I would do to have that dress in my collection!


 Ending with my best fashion muse face lol hope you enjoyed my take on the beautiful exhibit at the Met which will be avaiable this summer in NYC through August 16th! Also, don't forget to check back out Uptown Lux end of summer to see what inspiring pieces I crafted from this experience! Xo 

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!