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China Through The Looking Glass, Vogue

Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue, May 2015

Guys, the 2015 Met Gala is less than two weeks away. Less. Than. Two. Weeks.

(Yes, we're really, really excited.)

Lucky for us, Vogue has a preview (and thus a fashion thirst-quencher) of the dresses to be featured in the Costume Institute's Spring 2015 exhibition, which will run from May 7 to Aug. 16 in New York City. This year's theme, named "China: Through the Looking Glass," promises to, as Vogue describes, showcase "how eastward-looking Westerners have understood and misunderstood Chinese culture." Intriguing, huh? Couture creations—like the slinky, dragon robe-inspired column gown by Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent above—will be on display alongside original artwork and costumes from China.

China Through The Looking Glass, Vogue

Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue, May 2015

Another confection of note, by the late Alexander McQueen, features a billowing train, corseted bodice and understated butterfly print. And that's not all—Vogue's sneak peek also includes designs by Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino Garavani, John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier.

While we still can't wait to take in the haute creations sure to wow on the Met Gala red carpet, this first glimpse is doing more than enough to whet our appetites.

Carey Mulligan, Vogue

Courtesy Vogue/Mikael Jansson

The May 2015 issue of Vogue is on newsstands now.