“Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”

These days we’ve lost focus on the actual talent, skill and craft that it takes to create couture fashion and are focused on the marketing and social media powers instead. This exhibit turns the wheel on these 2016 visions and is hyper focused on the process of making these exquisite fashion pieces. It truly explores the relationship between the handmade and the mechanized in fashion.

One of the most interesting parts is the layout of the exhibit, the galleries are divided tenets of design outlined in Diderot’s 1751 Encyclopedia: embroidery, feather work, artificial flowers, lacework, leatherwork, pleating, tailoring and dressmaking.

It is about workmanship; this is an exhibition for true fashion lovers.

           Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture

         Taylor Swift in a snakeskin mini by Louis Vuitton

       Lauren Santo Domingo in Giambattista Valli

      Carolyn Murphy in custom Oscar de la Renta

             Rita Ora in custom Vera Wang

         Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

            Katy Perry in a velvet gown by Prada

           Alicia Vikander in a Louis Vuitton mini dress

           Blake Lively in blush Burberry

         Jessica Chastain in a Sapphire Prada dress

              Bee Shaffer in a dark floral Alexander McQueen gown

      Beyonce in a latex Givenchy gown by Riccardo Tisci

          Claire Danes in a Cinderella-worthy Zac Posen ballgown trimmed with LED Lights