Two weeks ago, Fancyfied my dear friend and sister from another mister invited me to a private viewing of the Manus x Machina exhibition at The Met. The exhibition was spectacular and is a must see if you're in NYC. If you're unable to see it in person, have no fear! I'm sharing a few of the dresses on display. Before we get into the images I wanted to share an excerpt directly from the Met's site describing Manus x Machina so you can get so background information on the exhibit.
"The exhibition has more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition will address the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production. It will explore this ongoing dichotomy, in which hand and machine are presented as discordant tools in the creative process, and question the relationship and distinction between haute couture and ready-to-wear." ~The Met
We arrived a bit late to the exhibition and had to scoot along to see as many of the pieces as we could. I didn't get to properly record the different designers and descriptions to share with you but we're going back and I'll be sure to get more images and information for you. It's a sacrifice I'll make for you!
I wore a vintage dress purchased a year ago and thought the style (not the color) blended well with the dresses behind me. When I saw this dress on the rack I was drawn to the color, sleeve details and micro-pleating of the body. These balloon-style sleeves are trending this season so you can find many modern pieces in this style.
I love all the floral and 3D embellishments, pastel hues, metallics, ruffles, sequins, beading, feathers, embroidery and lace. The pieces are whimsical and glamorous but also provide a surprising element of edge that one wouldn't expect to encounter with sparkly and fluffy things. I simply adore the ultra feminine style.
The oh so stylish Fancy and I posing for a photo outside the Met. Thank you for a #FancyfiedCertified evening doll!