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.

Claire Danes in Zac Posen

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.

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

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.

Florence Welch in a custom-made Gucci gown.

Florence Welch

Nicole Kidman wore an Alexander McQueen gown and cape, with Fred Leighton jewels.

Nicole Kidman

Rachel McAdams wore a Valentino gown with H. Stern gems.

Rachel McAdams

We can’t wait to see what is worn next year!

Pictures: Vogue/ Zac Posen Instagram

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