About last Night: Met Ball, Manus x Machina Fashion In An Age Of Technology

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Met Ball:

Not everyone knows why exists the Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s. Or rather Costume Institute Gala, held each year as the inauguration of the annual exhibition of the Costume Institute, at the center every year there is a different theme, which results in turn also in a not too veiled dress code for guests.
This year the theme of the exhibition, which was inaugurated yesterday, is very actual, is called Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology.
A sort of annual award to something or someone that is changing the way we live, as in 2011, when they wanted to pay tribute to the genius of Alexander McQueen and his concept of Beautiful … with the exhibition entitled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.
Basically it is a fundraiser for the foundation, the ticket price is varied and of course the guest list does not include never more than 650/700 people.
Now one of the few international events where we can see little sobriety and a bit ‘of ostentation, always elegant, with a touch eccentricities, of which the morale of all needs, where the pleasure of flash heat on the skin is strong, girt by clothes often, but not always, beautiful.
Last night, many have stepped on the red carpet illuminated by flashes of photographers, singers, designers, actors, industrialists, models and journalists, a highly respected guest list.
Considering the theme of the exhibition, a few have shone for having guessed the dress code, like Lady Gaga, the brothers Smith, Clare Dane, like all personalities dressed in Balmain and Givenchy obviously.
In Versace, as well as Donatella, Zayan Malik and his half Gigi Hadid, Knight and Iron Lady.
So every year, the ladies guests are invited to show off the best look to dazzle, but for some years even men are eventually freed the ordinary smoking in favor of something a little less conventional, certainly some still sin, in spite of their job .. . such as designers, but who cares, in the end it’s for charity.
Definitely on the subject Sci-fi contact lenses colored ice, of yeezus, Mr. Kanye West, who stunned as usual.
Young people and younger people completely abandon the formality apparel canon and introduce in an institution such as the Met Ball, the canonical elegance of the new generations, which we hope to see more and more on these occasions.


here the Exhibition page

If you want to take a look, here all the events and themes from ’71 to date:

1971–1972: Fashion Plate (October 1971 – January 1972)

1972–1973: Untailored Garments (January–July 1972)

1973–1974: The World of Balenciaga (March–September 1973)

1974–1975: Romantic and Glamorous Hollywood Design (November 1974 – August 1975)

1975–1976: American Women of Style (December 1975 – August 1976)

1976–1977: The Glory of Russian Costume (December 1976 – August 1977)

1977–1978: Vanity Fair: A Treasure Trove (December 1977– September 1978)

1978–1979: Diaghilev: Costumes and Designs of the Ballets Russes (November 1978 – June 1979)

1979–1980: Fashions of the Habsburg Era: Austria-Hungary (December 1979 – August 1980)

1980–1981: The Manchu Dragon: Costumes of China, the Chi’ng Dynasty (December 1980 – August 1981)

1981–1982: The Eighteenth-Century Woman (December 1981 – September 1982)

1982–1983: Le Belle Époque (December 1982 – September 1983)

1983–1984: Yves Saint Laurent: 25 Years of Design (December 1983 – September 1984)

1984–1985: Man and the Horse (December 1984 – September 1985)

1985–1986: Costumes of Royal India (December 1985 – August 1986)

1986–1987: Dance (December 1986 – September 1987)

1987–1988: In Style: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Costume Institute (November 1987 – April 1988

1988–1989: From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress 1837–1877 (December 1988 – April 1989)

1989–1990: The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815 (December 1989 – April 1990)

1990–1991: Théâtre de la Mode – Fashion Dolls: The Survival of Haute Couture (December 1990 – April 1991)

1991–1992: Gala held, but no concurrent costume exhibition

1992–1993: Fashion and History: A Dialogue (December 1992 – March 1993)

1993–1994: Diana Vreeland: Immoderate Style (December 1993 – March 1994)

1994–1995: Orientalism: Visions of the East in western dress (December 1994 – March 1995)

1995–1996: Haute Couture (December 1995 – March 1996)

1996–1997: Christian Dior (December 1996 – March 1997)

1997–1998: Gianni Versace (December 1997 – March 1998)

1998–1999: Cubism and Fashion (December 10, 1998 – March 14, 1999)

1999–2000: Rock Style (December 9, 1999 – March 19, 2000)

2000–2001: No costume exhibition gala presented

2001: Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years (May 1 –July 29, 2001)

2001–2002: No costume exhibition gala presented

2003: Goddess: The Classical Mode (May 1 – August 3, 2003)

2004: Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century (April 2?, –August 8, 2004)

2005: The House of Chanel (May 5 –August 7, 2005)

2006: AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion (May 3 –September 6, 2006)

2007: Poiret: King of Fashion (May 9 –August 5, 2007)

2008: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy (May 7 –September 1, 2008)

2009: The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion (May 6 –August 9, 2009)

2010: American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity (May 5 –August 10, 2010)

2011: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (May 4 –August 7, 2011)

2012: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations (May 10 –August 19, 2012)

2013: Punk: Chaos to Couture (May 9 –August 14, 2013)

2014: Charles James: Beyond Fashion (May 8 –August 10, 2014)

2015: China: Through the Looking Glass (May 7 – August 16, 2015)

2016: Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology

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