The annual 2016 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, will accompany a newly-announced exhibition: “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” for May 2nd. Yes we are in the digital age and fashion hasn’t been excluded from this shift. With Apple watches, Google glasses, Fitbits, and all sorts of other wearables of dubious fashionability, along with new digital printing technologies and an overarching awareness that the world is changing, the show and gala are likely to be wild. Last year it was at this gala that Rihanna arrived with a long train and Beyonce arrived almost unclothed. Who knows what techno-clothing the stars who now flock to this event will wear. Among new technologies altering clothing are laser cutting, thermo shaping, circular knitting, and 3D printing. Which of these will lucky gala-goers see come to life? Andrew Bolton, exhibition curator, says that the theme is meant to underscore the distinction between haute couture and prêt-à-porter (handmade vs. machine-made). The gala, which raises funds for the institute, will be co-hosted by celebrities including Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, & Anna Wintour. The show will be sponsored by Apple.
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