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Manus x Machina Exhibition

July 21, 2016

Last month I made a quick day trip to NYC to see several lines for Spring 2017. While I was there I was able to pay a quick visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Spring Costume Institute exhibition Manus x Machina. The exhibition explores how fashion designers have combined and are combining the handmade (manus) and the machine-made (machina) in creating haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. The exhibition showcases more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present.

The exhibition was incredible to see in person and I could have spent hours and hours looking at each ensemble. I took pictures of my favorites so I could share with you all even though these pictures don’t quite do these works of art justice. If anyone is in NYC you should definitely try and see it. It is on exhibition until September 5th. See some of my favorites below!

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House of Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014-15

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(left image) House of Chanel Autumn/Winter 2005-6 (right image) (left) Boué Soeurs 1928, (right) Both dresses Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2009

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(left) House of Dior Autumn/Winter 2012-13, (middle two) Prada Autumn/Winter 2015-16, (right) Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012

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House of Dior Spring/Summer 2014

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(both dresses) House of Dior Autumn/Winter 1949-50

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(left image) House of Givenchy Autumn/Winter 2010-11 (right image) (left) Madame Gres 1968 (middle) Madame Gres 1950-55 (right) Iris van Herpen Spring/Summer 2010

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(left) Iris can Herpen Autumn/Winter 2013-14 (right) Saint Laurent Autumn/Winter 1969-70

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(left image) (left) Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 2017 (right) Paco Rabanne 1967 (right image) (left) Threeasfour Spring/Summer 2016 (right) Proenza Schouler Autumn/Winter 2013-14

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(both garments) Gareth Pugh Autumn/winter 2015-16

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(left image) (left) Commes des Garçons Spring/Summer 2014 (right) Commes des Garçons Spring/Summer 2015 (right image) (both garments) Noa Raviv 2014

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(left image) (both garments) Alexander Mcqueen Autumn/Winter 2012-13 (right image) Iris van Herpen Spring/Summer 2015

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(left) Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012 (middle) Iris van Herpen Spring/Summer 2015 (right) Iris van Herpen Spring/Summer 2016

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(left image) (left) House of Dior Autumn/Winter 2015-16 (right) Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2014-15 (right image) House of Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

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(left Image) (left) Normal Norell 1965 (right) Normal Norell 1953 (right image) (left) Proenza Schouler Autumn/Winter 2015-16 (right) Iris van Herpen Autumn/Winter 2013-14

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(left) Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2014 (middle) House of Dior Spring/Summer 1952 (right) House of Dior Spring/Summer 1953

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(left image) (both garments) Prada Autumn/Winter 2016-17 (right Image) House of Dior Spring/Summer 2015

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(left image) (all garments) Mariano Fortuny 1920s, 1930s

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Miyake Design Studio Spring/Summer 1994

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(middle) Commes des Garçons Autumn/Winter 2015-16 (right) Pierre Cardin 1968

 

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