Celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Sienna Miller were among those at an opening of a new fashion exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It’s called “Manus x Machina, – Fashion in an Age of Technology and it seeks to explore the relationship between hand-sewn and machine-made garments.
Some of the garments in “Manus x Machina,” which is sponsored by Apple, are made mostly by hand, and some mostly or even entirely by machine.
But most of them, from a diverse grouping of the world’s greatest designers, are a combination of both.
The exhibit, which covers fashions from as early as the late 19th century to the present, is said to have been inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s famous 1965 “Mondrian” dress, reflecting the linear designs of the Dutch painter, in the museum’s archives.