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Apple Brings Technology to Fashion at Met Gala This Year

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Apple Brings Technology to Fashion at Met Gala This Year

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From wearables to 3D printed shoes and dresses at this year’s CES, technology and fashion are two forces whose paths have been crossing pretty frequently lately. It is only natural that this fusion gets a formal acknowledgement as Met Gala 2016 gears itself to bring technology and fashion together aptly naming its fashion event this year -“Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”.

When we say technology one of the first few names to pop up in our heads includes Apple. Consequently, it’s no big surprise the Cupertino based tech giant is partners with the Costume Institute for the this year’s Met Gala fashion event.

Andrew Bolton, who is the curator for the Institute describes the event as  “unraveling the hand-machine conundrum”, which refers to the chasm between hand-made and machine-made fashion.

Issey Miyake’s "Flying Saucer" dress unveiled in 1994 was made entirely using machine sewing -indicating a clear presence of technology in fashion.

Issey Miyake’s “Flying Saucer” ,dress unveiled in 1994, was made entirely using machine sewing -indicating a clear presence of technology in fashion.

Therefore the event aims to bridge the gap between technology and fashion -no more seen as opposing forces. The two are brought together in a celebration of the successes of both fashion as well as the technology.

Pieces from Chanel and Christian Dior would be part of the collection.The line-up would draw inspiration from Fritz Lang’s sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis, and automobiles and electronics in its design and essence.

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Rosheena Zehra
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