To Do Wednesday: Beauty and the East

Linglong no.1The exhibit “Shanghai Glamour” illustrates the sultry style of early 20th-century women’s fashion in Shanghai through outfits, accessories, magazine spreads, advertisements and photographs from 1910 to 1940. Curated by Mei Mei Rado with an advisory committee of garmento gurus like Harold Koda of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Valerie Steele of FIT, the show—part of Fashion at MOCA—includes 12 rare outfits on loan from the China National Silk Museum. And in conjunction with “Shanghai Glamour” there is “Front Row,” an exhibit curated by Mary Ping highlighting the rise of Chinese-American designers like Derek Lam, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony and Kenzo, Phillip Lim, Peter Som, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Vera Wang and Michelle Obama favorite Jason Wu, among others.

Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, (212) 619-4785, member preview 2pm-7pm, (public opening April 26, 6pm-8pm).