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Manus x Machina: Poetic Possibilities of the Machine at the Met

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Working against the myth that couture is “hand made” while “machine made” is prêt –à-porter or, basically, for the masses — not on the same level of imagination, craft, refinement and price — Andrew Bolton has fashioned an exhibition that proves otherwise.

What follows are particular standouts, in an exhibition that is, as usual, a knockout, although the quasi-religious music wafting through is, to my mind, a bit pretentious.

It’s clear, from this exhbition, that machines and all forms of technology are simply additional mechanisms through which designers can now weave their magic

2Miyake Design Studio, Flying Saucer Dress 1994

3Alexander McQueen (Sarah Burton), 2012

4Alexander McQueen (Sarah Burton), 2012

5House of Dior (Raf Simons), 2015

6Thom Browne, 2013

7Pierre Cardin , 1968

8Comme des Garcons (Junya Watanabe), 2000-2001

9Noa Raviv, 2014

10Thierry Mugler, 1990-91

11Halston, 1970

12Wedding Ensemble, Karl Lagerfeld, 2013

13Close up of Wedding Ensemble Embroidered Train

Opening photo: Iris Van Herpen 2012
Photos by Eleanor Foa Dienstag

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