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One of my favorite Met Gala looks: Rihanna’s beautiful, yellow, embroidered, Oriental cape.

Handmade by Chinese designer Guo Pei, it took two years to create. And now, as you can see, it was worth every stitch. For not only does it fit this year’s Met Gala theme, China: Through the Looking Glass, but it also displays Chinese culture at its finest. It is also a nod at the traditional lion dance costumes of the Orient.

As a Chinese girl, I truly love this look and how Rihanna chose to accessorize with a jeweled Asian headband and pointy silver shoes. She let the cape do the talking, which is just as well.

Guo Pei is definitely one of the most talented, hardworking, and creative designers out there. I look forward to seeing more of her work.