On a recent trip to New York we visited the extraordinary Manus x Machina show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.
The exhibit - Fashion in an Age of Technology - focuses on haute couture and prêt-à-porter and the partnership between man and machine in its creation.
Sections spotlighting techniques and processes such as embroidery, lace and pleating span two levels and provide a fashion feast for the eyes. Corresponding case studies of haute couture pieces range from the turn of the last century to this season's Spring/Summer collection.
EMBROIDERY, FEATHER WORK & ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
TOILE & ATELIER