My Review of Manus X Machina at the Met - A Fashion Wonderland

Sunday, May 15, 2016

This past Wednesday, I finally made it to the Manus x Machina exhibit at New York's Met Museum, and let me tell you, it was like walking through a magical looking glass of fashion fantasy. I was completely blown away! Of course I would have preferred to have gone on opening night, sharing the red carpet with Anna and Ivanka, but unfortunately I had a previous engagement with my pillow. (If only!)

The exhibit was a display of ingeniously designed dresses by some of the world's most brilliant designers using modern technology. For those who may think the making of party dresses is a frivolous and unimportant business, this exhibit will change your mind when you observe the artistry, sophistication, and technology that goes into the creation of real couture. 

Each one of the dresses in the exhibit is a true piece of art, painstakingly designed, built and pieced together into a mind boggling sculpture of beauty, using modern technology and materials including drinking straws, foam, laser cut leather, and 3D printed materials. Take a look below at some of my favorites and let me know which ones inspire you. And I highly recommend that if you're in NYC, that you check out the exhibit for yourself.

On my way excited!
"All the world is your red carpet." 
Dress: Wukogals. Shoes: Vince Camuto. Hair: Sary Wigs
If this is not perfection in fashion, I don't know what is.

This dress would provide enough straws for all my iced green teas forever.

3D printing in fashion
Leather and lace? Nah...lace made out of leather!

The grand finale: Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

This is what I took out of the Manus x Machina exhibit: Like it or not, technology is now a huge part of life, we may as well use it for beauty and positivity.

Until next time,



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  1. cool! thanks for sharing!

  2. Love it. Fashion really does imitate art. I always look at pieces like this and wish that I could wear them - even once. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These are beautiful pieces and photos. I can only imagine what they looked like in person. Thank you so much for sharing your photos and experience!