Karl Lagerfeld for House of Chanel, Autumn Winter 2014 haute couture
An exhibition opening this May at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will examine how computer modelling, 3D printing, laser cutting and other “machine-based” fabrication methods are impacting high-end fashion.
The show, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, is being presented by the museum’s Costume Institute. It opens 5 May 2016 and will be on view until 14 August 2016.
Shohei Shigematsu, director of OMA New York, will lead the exhibition design in collaboration with the museum’s design department.
Manus x Machina aims to show how fashion designers are utilising technological advancements to create both haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear clothing. More than 100 pieces will be displayed, from an 1880s Worth gown to a 2015 Chanel suit. Read More…