Vogue’s Pre-Met Gala Dim Sum Pajama Party


Over the weekend, the East Coast was getting hyped up for Monday’s Met Gala (a.k.a. the mecca of red carpet fashion) with a good old late night party. Socialites, musicians, artists and notable fashion figures took to the streets of New York’s Chinatown to pay a visit to the city’s oldest dim sum parlor–Nom Wah Tea Parlor–for Vogue’s Pre-Met Gala Pajama Party. Everyone came in their finest silk PJ’s (provided by China Sprout) decked out with familiar gold floral and dragon motifs, and diamond knot closures all along the seam. The non-traditional takes on traditional Chinese pieces made the attendees look like human Chinoiserie. To an outsider, this party might come off as offensive and look like a mockery of Chinese traditions. However, the party’s “Pearl River Fabulous” dress code is an ode to this year’s Gala theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

Now, you may be asking what in the world does “China: Through the Looking Glass” entail? Well, this year’s opening of Anna Wintour Costume Center exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be displaying evocative and whimsical costumes that showcase “the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion.” It’s like walking into a Wonderland of China with all of the crazy getups we see at the parlor (and on the red carpet. Have you seen Sarah Jessica Parker?). With a theme like that, it’s only fitting to throw a pre-gala party that includes good food, sparklers, poppers and Lion Dancers. You can see all of the festivities below:


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