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The Met’s upcoming Costume Institute exhibit.


Iris van Herpen s/s 2010 haute couture

A preview of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s upcoming Costume Institute exhibit (also this year’s Met Ball theme), Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. The exhibit expects to showcase over 100 looks and opens May 5th (timed to the Met Ball). According to Vogue, the exhibit, which the gala celebrates, “will focus on the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion.” Out of the 11 looks previewed, these are my favorites..

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Junya Watanabe’s Sculptural Fall Collection.





To say I am obsessed with Junya Watanabe‘s extraordinary designs is an understatement. His fall collection, a constructional, origami-like arrangement, features honeycomb cutouts and spikey hexagonal shapes, reminiscent of paper dolls.

To bring this amazing craftsmanship to life, The Cut worked with frequent collaborator, Erik Madigan Heck: “Junya’s collection in many ways had to be photographed as still lives and not photographs of a person,” he said. “I tried to make them as illustrative and flat as possible to contrast their three dimensionality. In the end I wanted the images to look like paper cutouts.”

More after the jump..

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