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Chinese Costume in Cinema, House of Flying Daggers

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The 2015 Met Gala is growing ever nearer, which means—well, aside from the celeb-designer duos on the red carpet—our minds are on the ornate, artful costumes that have been featured on screen in modern cinema.

This year's gala is, after all, themed around cultural nuances of Chinese art, film and fashion: The May 4 ceremony promises to offer an in-depth look at the cross-cultural ties in fashion between the East and the West. With that motif in mind (and considering the Chinese and Chinese American designers who have changed the landscape for both the ready-to-wear and couture industries), we've rounded up some of the most memorable Chinese costumes in film.