No invite to the Met Gala this year? No worries!
Last week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Exhibit opened the show “Manus x Machina” (hand versus machine), which was the theme of the Gala. Featuring 170 designs, the exhibit explores the art of couture made by both hand and machine, featuring iconic designers such as Dior, Prada, Karl Lagerfeld and Issey Miyake, to name just a few. The curation includes works from the early 20th century to present that were made using a range of methods, from hand embroidery to 3-D printing.
The masses have descended upon the show daily since its opening to wander around the bi-level labyrinth of gorgeous dresses housed in the Met’s circular Robert H. Lehman wing. You can catch the show until August 14th.
Here’s a snapshot of all the glory:
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Truly, my favorite part of #manusxmachina: The beautiful volumes of Denis Diderot’s “Encyclopédie” from the Thomas J. Watson Library are on display at the entrance of the Costume Institute’s new exhibition Manus x Machina. Curator in Charge Andrew Bolton used these texts as the philosophical underpinnings of the exhibition. #manusxmachina #fashion #costumeinstitute #themet #metlibrary
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