As any fashion lover is well aware, tonight is the annual Met Gala, and so today we're looking to this year's theme, "China: Through the Looking Glass" for inspiration. With design greats like Valentino Garavani, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, as well as contemporary designers like Mary Katrantzou and the Rodarte sisters taking much of their inspiration from China and the East, there were endless gowns to be featured in this year's exhibition. Whether these inspire you to include chinoiserie dinnerware in your reception table settings or to decorate your home with exquisite de Gournay wallpaper, we hope you'll love this trend as much as we do!
1. Dior Haute Couture 2009 Photographed by Steven Meisel via Vogue.com 2. Chinoiserie Wallpaper via de Gournay 3. Cake via Carmen and Ingo Photography 4. White Cheongsam via Ne-Tiger.com 5. Roberto Cavalli Fall 2005 via Vogue.co.uk 6. L'Wren Scott Spring 2014 via Style.com 7. Valentino gown circa 1968 Photographed by Steven Meisel via Vogue.com 8. Valentino Fall 2013 via Style.com 9. Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2015 via Style.com 10. Table Setting via Emily Clarke Events 11. Rodarte Spring 2011 via Style.com 12. Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture via Style.com 13. Mary Katrantzou Fall 2011 via Style.com 14. Gowns via Ne-Tiger.com 15. Delphine Manivet Fall 2014 Couture via Delphine Manivet 16. Victoria Tang's Wedding Gown via Vogue.com 17. Valentino Fall 2013 Couture via Style.com 18. Chanel Fall 1996 Couture Photographed by Steven Meisel via Vogue.com 19. Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 via Style.com 20. Golden Wallpaper via de Gournay 21. Alexander McQueen Fall 2006 Couture Photographed by Steven Meisel via Vogue.com 22. Ann Getty's Place Setting via Pillar Rossi Blog 23. Valentino Fall 2014 RTW via Vogue.com 24. Vivienne Tam Fall 2015 via Style.com