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Technology isn’t only of smartphones and 4K. In the style world, it comes in the form of desktop modeling, laser cutting, sewing machines and, not long ago, 3D printing.

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Pictured above, for example, is Chanel’s wedding ensemble, made by Karl Lagerfeld as part of the fashion house’s Fall/Winter 2014 couture collection. The dress was handmade, but its create was manipulated by a desktop to donate it that pixelated appear. All told, it took 450 hours to put together. At the same time, Lagerfeld has in addition experimented with 3D printing (sorry, Kanye), delivering a futuristic appear to Chanel’s iconic women’s suit. One other dress, createed by Christopher Kane, mixes hand and machine embroidery to manufacture a fashion based on the system of photosynthesis.

An Early Look at the 'Manus X Machina' Exhibition

“Instead of presenting the machine and hand as rivals, the exhibition presents them as equal,” says Andrew Bolton, the chief curator at the Met’s Costume Institute. He says there are “times when the hand has been celebrated and the machine degraded, and vice versa,” so the goal with Manus x Machina is to show that the line between the two is blurring. Not amazingly, the exhibition has the assist of fashion icons like Anna Wintour, as well as Apple.

Bolton says Apple was the ideal sponsor of the exhibition, thanks to its emphasis on craftsmanship, particularly the ways in that a hand and machine come together as one. If you are in New York City or take place to be visiting, Manus x Machina can be open of May 5th to Aug. 14th. In the meantime, enjoy this early peek at a few of the garments on display.


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