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Sunday at the Met: A Conversation about Chinese Art’s Influence on Western Fashion with David Henry Hwang and Vivienne Tam on June 21

Vivienne Tam (American, born Guangzhou), “Mao Portrait Dress,” spring/summer 1995 Polychrome printed nylon mesh, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Vivienne Tam, 2004 (2004.521.1); Andy Warhol, Mao © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas; “Mao Suit,” spring/summer 1995, White and black polyester jacquard, Courtesy of Vivienne Tam. Photo by Lia Chang

Vivienne Tam (American, born Guangzhou), “Mao Portrait Dress,” spring/summer 1995 Polychrome printed nylon mesh, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Vivienne Tam, 2004 (2004.521.1); Andy Warhol, Mao © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas; “Mao Suit,” spring/summer 1995, White and black polyester jacquard, Courtesy of Vivienne Tam. Photo by Lia Chang

David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang

David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang

On Sunday, June 21st, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is presenting Sunday at the Met: A Conversation about Chinese Art’s Influence on Western Fashion with Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang and fashion designer Vivienne Tam from 3:00–4:30 p.m. in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street in New York.

Mr. Hwang and Ms. Tam will discuss the historic and ongoing influence of Chinese aesthetics on Western design with Maxwell K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman of the Museum’s Department of Asian Art. To set the stage, Andrew Bolton, Curator of China: Through the Looking Glass, will provide an overview of the exhibition. Elizabeth L. Peng, a writer based in New York who specializes in East-West reporting on fashion, will moderate the discussion.

Fashion Designer Vivienne Tam poses with her “Kuan Yin” dress, Polychrome printed nylon mesh (spring/summer 1997). Photo by Lia Chang

Fashion Designer Vivienne Tam poses with her “Kuan Yin” dress, Polychrome printed nylon mesh (spring/summer 1997). Photo by Lia Chang

This program is held in conjunction with The Costume Institute exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass, which is on view at the Met through August 16, 2015.

This event is free with Museum admission.

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cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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