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Liu Wen praises Met exhibit

Liu Wen praises Met exhibit

Liu Wen is overjoyed that the Met is celebrating Chinese history.

The fashion star, who was the first model of East Asian descent to walk for Victoria's Secret, is a big fan of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's latest exhibition, China Through the Looking Glass.

The spring exhibition, which was celebrated at last night's annual star-studded Met Gala, hits all the right notes with Liu.

“This is a very special night for Chinese people, the exhibit, the anniversary - it’s not just about fashion it’s about art and our history," she smiled to

"I loved the room with the calligraphy. When I was little my mom always wanted me to learn that. It’s an important part of Chinese culture and when you’re writing [calligraphy] you always feel very calm - stepping into that room gave me the same kind of feeling.”

Liu stunned on the red carpet last night in a floor length, lace detail Michael Kors gown and Qeelin jewellery.

While she can't name her favourite part of the exhibition, the 27-year-old loved that artistic director Wong Kar Wai spoke in both English and Chinese during it.

"Sometimes when you speak Chinese and then it’s translated into English it is hard for people to fully understand what you mean. He spoke both to bring things together. I think he finds a way to combine art with fashion in all his films and the films he created for this [exhibition] are so beautiful," she gushed.

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