This exhibit, was truly a beautiful one to see in person. The selections were all so different, and unique, which was such a treat! This is Part 1 as I want to really give you an in depth tour of this in case you cannot make it in person. I would highly suggest you try, as you will not be disappointed in the least.
A total of 170 ensembles & dresses, it examines how haute couture, long associated with impeccably handmade garments tailored to individual clients, is increasingly integrating breakthroughs in technologies and materials. Technology (machina) is not replacing the hand (manus); rather, the two are collaborating as never before, stimulating innovation and expression
Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913)
Wedding ensemble, autumn/winter 2005–6 haute couture
Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection
Christopher Kane (British, born 1982)
Dress, spring/summer 2014
Courtesy of Christopher Kane
“Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” runs through August 14, 2016 at
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