Sunday, June 19, 2016

Pink Saturday ManusxMachina

This week for Pink Saturday we're going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for this year's Costume Institute show, ManusxMachina. When I first saw the title I had no idea what I was going to see, and the subtitle, "Fashion in the Age of Technology" wasn't significantly more helpful. But I found the exhibit, which looked at how custom made fashion is crafted, fascinating. Though I'll never wear an outfit that's a product of the fashion houses of Paris or Milan, I very much enjoyed seeing how the clothes are put together. Some looked as though they were made last week -- even though they may have been made fifty years ago -- and others looked as though they were made for the Jetsons.     

This is the entrance to the show, an extraordinary wedding outfit designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. This is the side view and below is the front of the gown.  It was made in 2014 and it very much stands alone in bridal design, so unlike the strapless dresses worn at weddings I've attended recently.

I didn't write down the names of the designers for the lace dresses above, but the one on the left is very similar to a dress I bought to wear to a wedding this summer. My lace is not custom made and my dress is not one of a kind, but the style is the same. I'm happy to know I chose a classic design.
I was taken by the placement of these two tangerine dresses. The one on the left falls into the classic category and the one on the right may have been worn only on the runway. 

I loved these three black evening dresses. They had the look of Downton Abbey, but I think they are also very wearable today.

This outfit by British designer, Hussein Chalayan, may take the award for the least wearable I've ever seen. Though it was designed in 2011, it looks like it could have been featured in a fifties science fiction movie.

This is the the "Flying Saucer" by Issey Miyake (1994). I guess I wasn't the only person who had space travel on my mind. 

Which dress do you find most interesting? My vote goes to the wedding gown. It was an extraordinary work of art and design. 

I could have posted twenty more pictures. There were many beautiful dresses and many eye catching dresses and I think I photographed most of the them. Last year's Costume Institute China exhibition still stands as one of the most memorable exhibits I've seen at the Museum, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one as well.

Please stop by this week's Pink Saturday fun and meet some of the nicest bloggers in BlogLand. 

Speaking of nice bloggers and blog visitors, we have two winners for the Zootopia giveaway. They are Virginia King and James Robert, followers of Buttercupland on Google+. I wish I could give a copy of Zootopia to everyone who stopped by. Thanks again to my friends at Disney.

I hope everyone had a happy Fathers Day and has a great week! Thanks so much for visiting.


Denise said...

The wedding gown looks like it has room for a baby bump. I think I like the black and whit on the right. That gold dress looks like it is made of metal. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

Thanks from those of us who do not live near any kind of gallery. Your photos are the closest we will get to current exhibits.


The wedding dress intrigues me too. I love gowns with long sleeves and they are hard to find. The classic dress you chose is very nice too.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I am partial to black dresses as they always look elegant. The wedding dress is lovely, but I don't see ladies giving up their strapless dresses to be all wrapped up in a lot of material. I don't think it is a danceable dress, unless maybe a waltz.