Friday, May 20, 2016

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Fashion in an age of Technology

Five days in New York with the highlight at the Met.
Their Fashion theme, Manus x Machina with 
150 pieces of haute couture and ready to wear from 
over 40 designers was a joy to see and absorb.
These photos cannot possibly show the beauty of each outfit. 
Embroidery, pleating, knitting, lacework, leatherwork, braiding,
and fringe work  were contrasted with......
 3D Printing, laser cutting, thermo shaping, computer modeling,
circular knitting, ultrasonic welding and bonding and laminating.
And on and on.
 Small videos throughout showed techniques.

 Above, listed as a most unusual wedding dress?
 And my favorite, Issey Miyake's classic pleated dress.
Below the above dress flat for packing and storing,
with patterns along the wall.
 A very wearable Miyake top.
Next week I will add many more pictures from this last week's 
New York trip. There will be Whitney pictures, a shop I enjoyed, 
and the Isaak Mizrahi show.
Stay tuned.

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