Later this week, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will soon make public a beautiful exhibition titled, Manus x Machina. This exhibition is a thoughtful and timely dialogue that explores how designers are reconciling the handmade and machinery in fashion. We're please that origami is part of the conversation and loving the origami inspired piece by Dutch Designer, Iris Van Herpen.
Opening to the public Thursday, “#ManusxMachina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” presents a series of case studies to unravel the realties and mythologies of the hand/machine conundrum. The exhibition features a series of rooms based on traditional métiers of the haute couture, including embroidery, featherwork, artificial flowers, pleating, lacework, and leatherwork, which will be presented alongside versions that incorporate innovative processes, such as 3D printing, computer modeling, bonding and laminating, laser cutting, and ultrasonic welding. Be among the first to see the exhibition during @MetMembers Previews tomorrow and Wednesday. Join today at metmuseum.org/join From left to right: Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, 1903–1993). Evening dresses, 1968 and ca. 1935, haute couture. Iris van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984) Ensemble Spring/summer 2010, haute couture. #TheMet #CostumeInstitute #MetGala