Manus x Machina.
One of the most divine things my eyes have ever seen. I honestly can't even process how magnificent these creations are. As of now I would just like to assume that a magic wand zapped them into existence because the whole exhibit is like a fashion fantasy. Honestly it wasn't my intentions to go to The Met to see the exhibit even though I have been dying to. I just couldn't find the time, but it was fate that I ended up there on a group outing. The fashion angels must have been pushing me that way because I was memorized from the second I saw "the dress". Yes, the gold one with the twenty-foot train. Talk about flawless embroidery technique. The pictures are lovely and do it justice, but there is just something about the element in person. Down to the music playing in the exhibit everything was so precise.
I eat, sleep, and breathe fashion, but the most beautiful thing about this exhibit is that it is simply art. Sure that statement was a definite oxymoron, but the culmination from the centuries and advancements of technology makes perfect sense. Technology and culture all culminate to form fashion, and wearable technology is only going to expand in the future. The exhibition has a wide array of designers and some of our favorite icons (McQueen, Chanel, Dior...) are so recognizable and true to the DNA of their brand from decades ago to today.
Hand-crafted versus machine-made clothing is a very distinct concept. The fashion world moves like lighting and who knows where haute couture and prêt à porter production will end up. I think the rest speaks for itself. Don't you agree?