Manus x Machina

The Manus x Machina exhibit at the Met is truly stunning. It explores the convergence of the man-made vs machine made and includes garments from a wide array of years from the Victorian era to now. Some are traditional and elegant, while others are haunting, but each is worth some time to examine and appreciate the creativity and craft that went into them. Below are a just a few examples. The exhibit is up until September 5th. 

Above left is a detail of "Coat" from 2014 by Valentino S.P.A (Italian, founded 1959). Above right is a detail of "Evening Dress" from 1963 by House of Givenchy (French, founded 1952).

Above left is a detail of "Coat" from 2014 by Valentino S.P.A (Italian, founded 1959).
Above right is a detail of "Evening Dress" from 1963 by House of Givenchy (French, founded 1952).

Above left is "Bahai" Dress from 2014 by Threesafour (American, founded 2005).  Above right is Evening Dress from 1965 by House of Balenciaga.

Above left is "Bahai" Dress from 2014 by Threesafour (American, founded 2005). 
Above right is Evening Dress from 1965 by House of Balenciaga.

Above left is "Cape" from 2015-16by Comme des Garcons (Japanese, founded 1969).  Above right is "Coat" ca. 1919 by Paul Poiret (French, 1879-1944). 

Above left is "Cape" from 2015-16by Comme des Garcons (Japanese, founded 1969). 
Above right is "Coat" ca. 1919 by Paul Poiret (French, 1879-1944).