In an age where technology is king, fashion is embracing this new era by infusing technological innovation into design. From 3D printing, to steam-stretch pleating, and remote controlled garments, fashion and haute couture are moving in an all new direction. No one understands this movement better than Head Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume, Andrew Bolton, and, of course, Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. With the Met Gala on the horizon, both these heavy weights came together on a theme that represented the future, in more ways than one.
Manus x Machina is as vast as it is astonishing; it is a truly a staggering display of what the fashion world has to offer. The exhibition itself is a spectacle, probably the most packed room in the Met. Viewers move from piece to piece, getting as close as possible to each masterpiece. Bolton has once again assembled a show that is confounding at every turn. If you don’t see fashion as art, then this exhibit will make you a believer. A breathtaking Chanel gown stands in the center of the room and as patrons make their way around, they are met with pieces from Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gautier, Dior, Givenchy, Alexander Wang, Prada, and Balenciaga, just to name a few. Below are just a few snapshots of an exhibition that is very much something “you have to see to believe.”
Yours In Style,
Lauren Cecchi New York Team
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