MANUS X MACHINA: In An Age Of Technology

This past weekend I went to go check out the Manus X Machina exhibit at the MET. To say this costume exhibit was amazing would be an understatement. So much to just stand back and “Awe” at. There were Haute Couture gowns from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and many more. Pieces were hand sewn as well as machine sewn. Material such as silicone, straws, and rubber were use to execute some of these designs. Check out some of this pieces on display! Only pictured a few didn’t want to show everything. Must check this out if you are in NYC…on display from May – August.

House of Chanel Autumn/ Winter 2016

3-D printed “quilted” black/white  polyamide overlay by Materialise, hand- stitched black/ white pearls.

Valentino Spring/ Summer 2016

Machine- sewn black machine- made lace and silk tulle, hand-sewn and hand riveted with strips of fringed black leather.


Iris van Herpen

“Patent-leather dress. Laser cut dress.”


Sarah Burton

“Bonded laser cut patent leather tulle. Tulle was covered in hand-cut lace appliques.”


Iris van Herpen

“3-D printed using stereolithography. Built layer by layer in a vessel f liquid polymer. Technique allows for more texture and transparency.”

Hussein Chalayan

Pierre Cardin

“Synthetic material created in a factory in Lyon. To create patterns, pressed the fabric between two metal molds.”

Noa Raviv

Ensemble 2013 – 3-D printed polymer by stratasys and sewn white synthetic tulle with adhesive applique of laser-cut black polyester twill weave. Skirt: machine- sewn black silk cotton faille, hand finished. 


House of Chanel 

This train……………STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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