MANUS X MACHINA

  LITTLE HANDS , ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF VOGUE, BY ERIC

LITTLE HANDS, ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF VOGUE, BY ERIC

WITH THE MET BALL RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, I CAN’T HELP DAY DREAM ABOUT THE INNOVATIVE FASHION THAT WILL WALK THE RED CARPET MONDAY EVENING AT THE MET. THIS YEAR’S THEME, MANUS X MACHINA: FASHION IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY, WILL FOCUS ON HANDMADE COUTURE AND MACHINE MADE FASHION. TECHNOLOGY IN FASHION HAS BEEN A POINT OF INTEREST FOR AGES, NATURALLY COINCIDING WITH THE EVOLUTION OF IT’S CRAFT. I'VE ALWAYS FELT FASHION IS AN ART FORM, A WAY TO EXPRESS ONES CREATIVITY WITH SOMETHING WEARABLE. THIS EXHIBIT, ESPECIALLY, IS GOING TO BE OUTRAGEOUS IN JUST HOW MUCH FASHION IS ART. I AM TOO EXCITED TO ATTEND ONCE IT OPENS. I ALREADY HAVE PLANS TO GO MULTIPLE TIMES.

THE GALA, WHICH IS SPONSORED BY APPLE, WILL BE HOSTED BY SOME SERIOUS A-LISTERS IN BOTH THE ENTERTAINMENT AND FASHION INDUSTRY. THERE ARE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND DINNER AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE EXHIBIT REVEAL. MID APRIL, FILM MAKER ANDREW ROSSI RELEASED THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY, A DOCUMENTARY FOCUSING ON THE POWERHOUSES BEHIND THE 2015 ESTEEMED GALA, CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. IT GAVE THE PUBLIC AN INSIDE LOOK ON JUST HOW MUCH GOES INTO THIS UNREAL FEAT.

LIKE MOST PEOPLE, I HAVE A BUCKET LIST. AND THEN THERE'S MY "MAYBE IN A MILLION YEARS" LIST. ATTENDING THE MET GALA IS HIGH UP ON THAT DREAM LOG. IT'S DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN AN INVITATION UNLESS YOU'RE QUEEN B OR LADY GAGA. BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT LIES AHEAD. MAYBE SOMEDAY AN INVITATION WITH MY NAME ON IT.

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