Manus x Machina

fullsizerwdf-ender-53Wedding Ensemble // House of Chanel // Karl Lagerfeld // Autumn/Winter 2014-2015, haute-couture

Who doesn’t enjoy admiring lavish costumes and dresses? Recently on view at the Met is the fashion exhibition “Manus x Machina” which addressed the difference and balance between haute couture and ready made attire or prête-à-porter. Dresses by Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Chanel were exhibited next to dresses made by 3D printers. These are my favorite from the exhibition? Would you wear any of them?

fullsizesrender-36Dress // Iris van Herpen // Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, prêt-à-porter // 3-D-printed (selective laser sintering) white polyamide by Materialize


Wedding Ensemble // Yves Saint Laurent // Spring/Summer 1999, prête-à-porter // bridal wreath, bracelet, and anklet: handmade pink and gold silk flowers and leaves by Lemaire, train: machine sewn pink silk gazer


Rhythm Pleats // Miyake Design Studio // Issey Miyake // Spring/Summer 1990, prêt-à-porter // machine-garment-pleated, machine-sewn yellow & red-purple polyester-linen plain weave


 (L) One Hundred and eleven Mechanical Dress // Hussein Chalayan // Spring/Summer 2007, prête-à-porter, machine-sewn gray silk organza bodice, machine-sewn gray cotton-synthetic sateen tabs; aluminum plaques with hand-glued Swarovski crystals; machine-molded plastic understructure, machine-sewn boned foundation threaded with monofilament wire, pulleys, and electronically controlled, geared motor components (R)Dress // Paco Rabanne // 1967, haute couture // Machine-cut silver aluminum, hand-punched-and-linked with silver metal jump rings


Ensemble // Alexander McQueen // Sarah Burton // Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, prête-à-porter // laser-cut white money skin bonded to black leather, machine-sewn and hand finished with Mongolian wool

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