Unstitching the Ongoing Dissonance Between Man and Machine
Met show explores impact of machine-made and handmade apparel over the centuries
Technology continues to change the potential of clothing, whether adding a new layer of functionality or transforming a piece on an aesthetic level. Wearable and interaction clothing, in particular, continues to evolve in ways that affect both the fashion and marketing worlds. But while these designs seem future-oriented, the integration of technology and fashion began centuries ago. In its upcoming exhibition, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a collection of pieces by designers like Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Riccardo Tisci, Yohji Yamamoto and many more.