Al Met Gala 2016‬, l’esibizione è tutta “tecnologica”, in tema “Manus X Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” l’obiettivo è esaminare la relazione tra couture e tecnologia, il fatto-a-mano e il fatto-a-macchina.

Met Gala 2016: couture and technology meet in cutting-edge fashion

Among the designers on display are Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Madame Grès and Iris van Herpen – the Dutch fashion couturier who, in 2010, became the first person to include a 3D-printed haute couture garment in their catwalk show. Van Herpen’s designs – which look more like wearable sculptures – are at the forefront of fashion technology, combining traditional hand crafting with cutting-edge techniques such as 3D printing, laser cutting and digital knitting.