The Met Ball or otherwise known as the Met Gala, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York city. Each year, a theme is selected and guests are expected to choose their attire to match the theme of the year.
This years theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology that focuses on the hand and the machine in Fashion of haute couture and avant- garde.
“Fashion and technology are inextricably connected, more so now than ever before,” said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Met. “It is therefore timely to examine the roles that the handmade and the machine-made have played in the creative process. This exhibition proposes a new view in which the hand and the machine, often presented as oppositional, are mutual and equal protagonists.”
I am in LOVE with each of these dresses (especially Claire Danes’ whose dress, made by Zac Posen, lights up and is even more stunning in the dark) and have to say that the Met Gala is for sure, one of my favourite events of the year.
Oh yeah… And although I do love me some Kimye (once in a while) they did not make it to my faves list because well, they were B.O.R.I.N.G and so predictable!
Do you have any personal faves?
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