The Met Gala – fashion meets technology
This year’s Met Gala, also known as the fashion ‘Oscars’, celebrated the opening of the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’, a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
This exhibition brings together fashion and modern technology, stressing the difference between hand made, machine made and highly technical garments. This is an exhibition that not only is building on the science of fashion but showing the progression of garment manufacture in the couture sector since the 1900s.
This year, Homeland’s Claire Danes stole the show in her light up ballgown designed by Zac Posen. This couture dress really captures the idea behind the exhibition – that there is few limits to how technically advanced fashion can be.
Other ‘who wore what’ highlights revolve around the vast use of sequins and sparkles for this year’s theme. From the more standard paneled Balmain dresses worn by the likes of Cindy Crawford, Jourdan Dunn and Kylie Jenner, to some more innovative creations – last nights Met Gala definitely shined.
Below are some more unusual sequined numbers as worn by Florence Welch in a custom made Gucci gown, Nicole Kidman in an Alexander McQueen gown and cape and Rachel McAdams in a Valentino creation.
We can’t wait to see what is worn next year!
Pictures: Vogue/ Zac Posen Instagram