Manus x Machina (Fashion in an Age of Technology) at The Met

by Liz Heather in

The Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibition explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. With more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition addresses the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production.
— The Met

Summer isn't even here yet and I've already been to The Met! That shouldn't impress me, but it does. I usually wait until the last days of September until I finally get around to seeing that rooftop, but I'm so glad I went earlier than normal this year since I got a chance to see this exhibit.

Look at these beauties.

It's definitely worth seeing if you're anywhere near the Upper East Side at some point this summer. And please remember, don't be a sap - pay only a $1. And of course, don't forget to trek to the roof for this view.

Here's some more information about the exhibit, you can visit until it closes on August 14th.