The Met Gala 2016, organized for the eighteenth year in a row by co-chair Anna Wintour, marks the one evening on the social calendar in which celebrities tend to take true high-fashion risks on the red carpet, often accompanying the designers who have created a special and unique look for them.
The head curator of the Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton declared: “Fashion has always been the first to embrace technology, I wanted to challenge the assumption of the hand versus the machine. One always thinks the hand is representative of superiority or luxury, the machine is inferior. Sometimes, a garment produced by a machine is so much more time consuming and complex.”
Anna Wintour said: “I’m fascinated when I look at some of the pieces in the exhibition and you really can’t tell what was made by machine and what was made by hand“.
Indeed the show’s centrepiece, a Chanel haute couture gown from the Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 collection, best exemplifies Bolton’s intentions. The gown, moulded out of scuba knit, was dramatically accessorised by an embroidered train, its baroque design first sketched by hand then tinkered with on a computer to give it the look of pixellation. The pattern was then hand-painted with gold metallic pigment, then transfer-printed with rhinestones. Finally, pearls and gemstones were hand-embroidered on to the fabric.
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Here are the looks that for us were the most beautiful and that, in a way or another, interpreted the theme in the best way! Wait for the last picture to see our favorite look of all, the one that makes our heart melt and that embraced the technology theme like no other.
Our Modern Cinderella Claire Danes won “the competition” for sure!
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