The 2016 Met Gala Theme Is Announced Fashion In An Age Of Technology
The metropolitan museum of art on Tuesday announced the new theme for the next year costume institute exhibition. The next year theme will now be fashion in the age of technology. The exhibition which will be held on 2016 will focus on the dichotomy between man-made haute couture and machine made fashion.
According to Andrew Bolton the curator of the costume, traditionally the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the manmade and the machine made. He continues to explain that recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both displines have embraced the practice and technique of the other. “Traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made, but recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both disciplines have embraced the practices and techniques of the other.”
More than a 100 pieces of fashion both haute couture and ready to wear will be featured in this show. Several manmade couture items featuring techniques such as embroidery, pleating and lacework with be juxtaposed with machine made designs which will showcase new technologies like laser cutting, thermo shaping and circular knitting. Several in process workshop will also be available at the exhibition which includes 3-D printing where the public will be able to see these designs take shape.
Another announcement from the museum is that the met gala will take place on Monday of May second and will be hosted by cochairs Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift, and Anna Wintour. While Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld, and Miuccia Prada will serve as honorary chairs. The exhibition and the Gala will be hosted by Apple.